Business & Real Estate

Early 2018 arrivals to fill up space in Ice Blocks development

The Ice Blocks development in midtown Sacramento continues to roll out new shops.

Soon-to-open establishments include Bishops Cuts/Color, promising its “trademark brand of Pacific Northwest cool” in a 1,000-square-foot shop in spring 2018.

Bishops Cuts bills itself as a unisex barbershop where people can be “different together.”

CEO Leo Rivera says: “Customers can expect a laid-back atmosphere, early MTV-style curated music videos playing on Bishops TV and a free beer while they wait.”

The shop will be in the Ice Sheds segment of the three-block, 200,000-square-foot development along the R Street Corridor.

Device Brewing Co. is scheduled for a late spring or early summer opening at Ice Blocks. With its existing Sacramento brewery on 14th Avenue off Power Inn Road producing beers offered in scores of stores and bars, the Sacramento craft brewery already has established a reputation beyond Northern California.

Device Brewing’s plans at 16th and R streets call for a nearly 2,000-square-foot taproom, patio seating on live music on-site.

Other recent openings in the Ice Blocks complex include Pressed Juicery and Button Up Boutique.


  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 1901 J St., Sacramento: The eatery closed Dec. 30, but franchisee Jared Katzenbarger plans to open a Greek-Mediterranean concept restaurant at the site in early 2018.
  • Wild Sports, 9396 Greenback Lane, Orangevale: Signage posted at site to start the new year said the nearly 40-year-old business was selling discounted merchandise in advance of a planned closing.
  • Zócalo, 466 Howe Ave., Sacramento: The new Mexican restaurant opened Jan. 9 in The UV complex, formerly known as University Village.
  • Bark Avenue, 4044 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 100, Rancho Cordova: The pet supply and grooming store opened earlier this month, and the Dog Wash is now up and running.
  • Estelle Bakery & Pâtisserie, 2530 Arden Way, Sacramento: The new site served up French-style pastries and various baked goods during its soft opening, from Jan. 11 through Saturday; grand-opening festivities are set for 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
  • Pretty Sweet, 350 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1935, in the Palladio at Broadstone shopping complex, Folsom: Offering a wide variety of sweets, the new shop posted news of its opening Jan. 13 on Facebook.
  • Whips Desserts, 711-10 E. Bidwell St. (where Bidwell intersects Orchard Drive), Folsom: The shop’s grand opening was Jan. 13; the operators say they will take your two favorite desserts and whip them into one.
  • Häagen-Dazs, 615 David J. Stern Walk, Sacramento: The ice cream shop in the Downtown Commons development celebrated its grand opening Jan. 13 with free scoops of ice cream for customers.
  • El Pollo Loco, 1212 Colusa Highway, Yuba City: The fire-grilled chicken chain opened the new eatery last Monday.
  • Fortaleza Mexican Kitchen, 11773 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks: Featuring “farm-to-fork” Mexican cuisine, the new restaurant formally opened doors on Tuesday.
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs, 1074 Harter Parkway, Yuba City: The sub sandwich chain opened its newest Sacramento-region eatery on Wednesday.
  • Koukla Kids, 3809 J St., Sacramento: After 11 years in business, the baby/children’s apparel store is selling discounted merchandise, with the last day of business set for Saturday.
  • Hot City Pizza, 5642 J St., Sacramento: The east Sacramento eatery, opened in 2007, announced in a Facebook post that it will close doors “forever” at 9 p.m. this coming Saturday.
  • Safeway and Big Lots, in the 1200 block of West Capitol Avenue, in the West Capitol Plaza shopping center, West Sacramento: The city announced that the two stores, comprising more than 50,000 square feet of retail space, would close by the end of January.
  • Sam’s Club, 3360 El Camino Ave., Sacramento: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced that it will close the store in Country Club Centre on Friday.
  • Walmart Supercenter, 3460 El Camino Ave., Sacramento: Wal-Mart Stores said the store, also in Country Club Centre, will close Feb. 9.

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