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LETTER: Sunrise Mall needs a high rise hotel, entertainment options

Letter submitted by Citrus Heights resident Andy Garcia–
[RE: City takes next step towards major redevelopment of Sunrise Mall; Oct. 13th] I believe we should have a Hilton hotel or a high rise hotel that can hold tourists by the top right side of the mall or the bottom right side. The mall should also have an updated movie theater like Century Arden 14 and XD, a grocery store, a new store to replace Sears like Dick’s Sporting Goods or a new fashion store, and a new Cheesecake Factory and live event center.

Make the mall two stories, or three if needed, and add stores like True Religion, Guess, Gap, Toys R Us, Disney, Build-A-Bear, and Lego. Add a merry-go-round and games for kids, along with a bar area in the mall with high-end restaurants. No housing. Only hotels in the area, not inside.

Add a nice playground next to the women’s Macy’s entrance outside. This will make kids want to come. Couples will come because of the bar and shops and entertainment. Single people because of the movies and shops, and families just because it’s a one-stop shop.

This will make home prices go up and bring developers to the area. It will also have a positive impact by giving a ton of jobs to homeless and will bring more customers to nearby local restaurants.

This will make Sunrise great again.


Great opportunity for Citrus Heights
This is a great opportunity for the community. This particular firm has a reputation of forward thinking and planning of complexes that accommodate immediate needs and future growth.

Kudos to staff and the council for moving forward on the mall. We have waited too long for others, ie. land owners, to make changes and plan for the future that provide positive impact for the city.
-Albert Fox, Citrus Heights

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