Raley’s new store on Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood is expected to be surrounded by shops and restaurants as the grocery chain tries to build a “neighborhood-oriented project,” according to planning documents filed with the city.
The 55,000-square-foot store would take up only about half the space at the former Capital Nursery site, which has been idle for three years. Another 51,980 square feet of “retail, restaurants and neighborhood services” would be built as well, the documents say.
In the paperwork submitted to the city, signed by President and Chief Executive Michael Teel, Raley’s said it’s trying to create “a public gathering and community room environment” that includes outdoor seating for diners.
Raley’s announced last week it was planning to build on the old Capital Nursery location, which sits one block north from a store it has operated for 57 years on Freeport. The West Sacramento grocer hasn’t said when it will build the new store or what it will do with the old store.