In a media release sent out Tuesday evening, the City of Elk Grove said the Howard Hughes Corp. has notified the city that it “intends to abandon plans” to build the shopping center and will demolish the existing, partially constructed mall.
Parts of a cash machine were ripped out of a SAFE Credit Union on Bruceville Road in Elk Grove on New Year’s Day, police said. But the machine was abandoned in the drive-thru lane with the ropes still attached.
Ten years after construction came to a halt in the midst of economic recession, Elk Grove’s so-called “ghost mall” remains desolate and incomplete, and construction of the adjacent Wilton Rancheria casino has yet to begin despite recent progress.
A federal grand jury indicted four people, one from Elk Grove and one from Sacramento, on suspicion of money laundering in a scheme that involved a local real estate agency revealed to be an apparent front for indoor marijuana grows.
An Elk Grove man was arrested on suspicion of burglary Saturday after reportedly making loud sounds during two alleged break-in attempts, alerting the resident of each home, police said. Deashawn Stevenson, 23, faces two counts of attempted burglarly.
Bill Shehadeh of Stonelake Vine & Spirits at the Stonelake Landing shopping center said on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that he's not sure where he will go after property owners announced plans for a hospital on the site of his business.