Business & Real Estate

California Backyard to open Elk Grove store

California Backyard will open a new 22,000-square-foot store on May 1 in Elk Grove.

Doors will open at 10 a.m. at the Laguna 99 Plaza shopping center at Elk Grove Boulevard and Highway 99. California Backyard co-owner and founder Buzz Homsy said “We’re pleased to be in Elk Grove. We know customers there have been going to our other stores.”

The nearly 50-year-old family business operates outlets in Sacramento, Gold River, Roseville and Reno. It also has a warehouse and customer service center in Rocklin.

The chain, which offers outdoor furniture, barbecues, hot tubs and seasonal Christmas merchandise, closed its Florin Road store in south Sacramento in 2008. For more information, see

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.