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Burger restaurant coming to new building on Auburn Blvd.

A new commercial building is nearing completion outside Costco and Walmart, along Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

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Citrus Heights will soon be getting a new restaurant, adding to an existing list of nearly 150 eateries in the city.

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Five Guys, an American fast-casual burger restaurant chain based in Virginia, will be taking up one of the vacant spots in a new 8,793-square-foot building outside Costco and Walmart on Auburn Boulevard, the city confirmed in a post on social media this week. The restaurant chain has three nearby locations, in Rancho Cordova, Roseville and Sacramento.

City spokeswoman Nichole Baxter said Thursday that Five Guys had pulled a building permit for tenant improvements on a 2,409-square-foot portion of the building, located at 6920 Auburn Blvd.

The new building, referred to as “Pad 11” in city documents, is the first of nine new buildings approved for development at Stock Ranch Plaza. The most recent site plan included additional buildings ranging in size from 2,300 square feet to 5,000 square feet, and one 34,000-square-foot building.

According to an update posted on the website of Ascent Builders, the company constructing the new building for property owner California C&S Properties, finishing touches are being made on the building shell for Pad 11, including an outdoor patio area with seating. The project cost is listed at $2.3 million.

Ascent Builders’ website also lists Sport Clips, AT&T, “and more” as future tenants for the building. Plan designs call for at least five commercial spaces for restaurant and retail tenants in the building. Blaze Pizza was formerly listed as a future tenant as well, but has since been removed.

Development of the Stock Ranch Plaza began with construction of the Costco building in 2003 and Walmart in 2005.  Additional construction did not begin until 2015, with the addition of Applebee’s.

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