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Outdated strip mall on Sunrise Blvd undergoing major face-lift

Dos Coyotes
An architectural rendering of what the renovated strip mall adjacent to Nation’s restaurant on Sunrise Boulevard will look like. // Credit:

Updated Jan. 26, 8:54 a.m.–
Construction is currently underway to renovate a strip mall at the corner of Alta Sunrise Drive and Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights, preparing the way for several new restaurants and retail shops.

The project’s architect, Mark Marvelli of Stafford King Wiese Architects, said the building is being “significantly remodeled” and will take approximately five to six months to complete the project.

As previously reported on The Sentinel, future tenants announced for the location are Dos Coyotes Border Cafe and Pizza Rev. Nation’s Giant Hamburgers will also continue as a tenant, and a supervisor at the restaurant confirmed on Tuesday that the location would remain open during the remodel.

An architectural rendering of the building by SKW Architects shows an additional vacant spot, labeled “shop,” between the two new restaurants, but a tenant has not been announced. A sign in front of the strip mall posted by CBRE also indicates retail space available for lease.

SKW describes the project on its website as a facade update “for a 21st century dining experience in order to better accommodate restaurant tenants… and also allow for current market rents.” The nearly 40-year-old building will also be “reduced in size to make room for an exterior dining plaza,” which is shown in the architectural rendering.

Plans also include remodel of an adjacent medical building’s facade, “to complement the aesthetic of its neighboring restaurants.”

Rick Martinez, a senior vice president with CBRE Sacramento, confirmed on Wednesday that the location still has three available spots for lease. A listing brochure provided by Martinez shows a 996-square-feet space available behind Nation’s facing Alta Sunrise Drive, and two 1,500-square-feet spaces facing Sunrise Boulevard.

The location is owned by the Cordano Company, one of many property and development companies run by the Sacramento-based Cordano family. Most recently, the location housed “Organize It,” International Imports, and a sports bar.


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