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Plans submitted to turn vacant Citrus Heights nightclub into event center

The site of a former nightclub at 7942 Arcadia Drive in Citrus Heights is proposed to become an event center. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
A 6,000-square-foot building near Sunrise Mall that was once home to a string of nightclubs such as Alley Katz, Paradise Beach and Sand Bar, could become a new event center if plans are approved by the city.

Public records show plans were submitted by Citrus Town Event Center LLC to transform the building at 7942 Arcadia Drive into an event center with room for over 200 occupants. Plans also include additional spaces on the second floor and an outdoor courtyard. A dance floor is also shown in the plans.

A business plan submitted to the city shows Citrus Town Event Center LLC is looking to host corporate events, as well as weddings and other family events. The business cites a lack of event venues in Citrus Heights as one of the reasons for developing the site.

Sentinel staff spoke briefly with a business representative who was seen leaving the location on Tuesday, and were provided with a phone number for later follow up. A phone call to the business the next day went unanswered and was not returned by press time Thursday.

The Sentinel previously reported another event center proposal for the Citrus Plaza shopping center near Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue. That venue would accommodate about 200 people in a 10,840-square-foot space, according to plans submitted to the city. The planning commission voted 6-0 in favor of approving the venue during a meeting held on May 11, 2022.

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