SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – City leaders are hopeful the new mixed-use complex with a brand new Raley’s grocery store at the center will help revitalize part of Freeport Boulevard.
Groundbreaking of the complex was held on Thursday. Dignitaries – including Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Raley’s owner Michael Teel and longtime store employees – were on-hand for the ceremony.READ MORE: Yuba County Water Agency Could Ship Billions Of Gallons Of Water To Bay Area Amid Drought
The project is taking place at the former Capitol Nursery spot.READ MORE: Rio Linda Sandwich Shop Owner Recovering From Stabbing
Along with the new Raley’s, the complex is expected to have a Pet Food Express, Chase Bank, Orange Theory and a Supercuts.
An existing Raley’s store – just south of the project – has served the South Land Park neighborhood for 60 years. It will remain open through the construction.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Animal Care Services Pushes For More Help For Homeless Pets
The complex is expected to open in 18 months.