In the News – Crews Begin Phase I of Sunrise Village Development

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Crews Begin Phase I of Sunrise Village Development

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) – Demolition has begun in two sections of the Sunrise Village shopping center located at the northwest corner of Madison Avenue along 5425 Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights formerly occupied by the closed Benihana and Coco’s restaurants.

Clearance of the 17,200-square-foot site formerly occupied by Benihana restaurant facing Uplands Avenue should be done March 31 and the former Coco’s near the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue by April 14, said Kevin Meyer, president of Level 5 Builders, Inc. of Folsom which is performing the demolition phase of the project.

“We should be on schedule to finish demolition by then, weather permitting,” Meyer said. The former Lyon’s restaurant which is also located in the plaza will remain until the start of the second phase of the project in 2022 when it too will be demolished.

The first phase of a $15-20 million remodel and expansion project of Sunrise Village owned by the San Francisco-based Merlone-Geier investment company, calls for the addition of 18,000 square feet to the existing 150,000+ square foot plaza.

A separate new 5,500-square-foot building with a drive-thru will be built on the site of the former Coco’s restaurant.

Meyer referred questions regarding the specifics of the project and the timeline for completion to Merlone-Geier, which declined to comment.

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This excerpt was taken with permission from the Citrus Heights Messenger– March 24, 2021