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: Sacramento Mayor Joins Group Pushing For Reparations For Black Communities As Country Celebrates Juneteenth As Federal Holiday
The project is taking place at the former Capitol Nursery spot.
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: Vineyard-Area Fire Dames 3 Homes, Multiple Vehicles
The complex is expected to open in 18 months.