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New grocery store to open at corner of Sunrise/Old Auburn

Rangoon Grocery Store is slated to open at 7601 Sunrise Blvd., in Citrus Heights. // S. Williams

By Sara Beth Williams–
Rangoon Grocery Shop is coming to the corner of Old Auburn Road and Sunrise Boulevard in the same parking lot as the Safe Credit Union, according to store owner PoPo Oo. The grocery shop will offer primarily Asian food products.

During a visit last week by Sentinel staff, nearby businesses reported seeing activity going on within the store, but none had any knowledge of a planned opening date. Signage is already on display, but shelves are only partially filled, as of a Feb. 22 visit by Sentinel staff. Oo said in a Feb. 20 interview that he and his wife hope to open the store within the next two weeks.

When asked about what inspired the opening of an Asian market, the grocery shop’s owner said he and his wife “found no other Asian shops in this centralized area” and wanted to provide Asian groceries for the local neighborhood.

The location at 7601 Sunrise Blvd. was formerly home to the Citrus Mart convenience store, which shuttered during the pandemic.

The shopping plaza is also home to a donut shop, coffee drive-thru, wellness center, dry cleaners, and other businesses. The plaza most recently welcomed Dollar N’ More in December.

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