Business & Real Estate

Long-vacant Vic’s IGA space in Sacramento will be filled next year

Finally, the long-vacated Vic’s IGA space on South Land Park Drive in Sacramento will be filled.

Shun Fat Supermarket Inc., the California-based Asian grocery chain, plans to open its third Sacramento store next year at the site at 5820 South Land Park Drive.

Thong Lu, an official with the chain, confirmed last week that extensive renovations are ongoing at the future 29,000-square-foot SF Supermarket, which Lu said hopefully will be completed in as little as nine months.

The store will offer mostly Asian food products, joining other local SF Supermarket sites at 6930 65th St., and 4562 Mack Road.

Lu said the new site in the South Hills Shopping Center will be “a little smaller than our other stores…but we look forward to opening next year. We want to have everything new.”

The store is expected to employ about 50 people.

The new SF Supermarket will move into space long occupied by Vic’s IGA, which closed in March 2015 amid financial difficulties.

The Shun Fat Supermarket chain was founded in 1993 and is based in Monterey Park, according to Bloomberg and other online business sites. Shun Fat’s website lists nine California markets, two in Las Vegas and one outside of Dallas.


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Open & Shuttered, a rundown of recently opened and closed businesses in the Sacramento area, will appear periodically in The Bee's Sunday Business section.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover