A new grocery store is planned for the Rosemont area, and it will fill a storefront that's been empty for years.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, which is owned by British retailer Tesco, will open a store at 3615 Bradshaw Rd., in a shopping center near Old Placerville Road.
Fresh & Easy officials have not responded to Rosemont Patch's requests for information on when the store will open, but Tuesday afternoon the interior of the store sat bare and largely unfinished.
Fresh & Easy, which has several other locations planned for the Sacramento area, employs about 20 to 30 workers per store and boasts on its website about low prices and store-brand natural food offerings. The company also calls itself "a good neighbor."
"Our Shop for Schools program gives back to K–8th grade schools (schools can raise $1 for every $20 spent in our stores)," the store says on its website. "We donate $1,000 to a local, nonprofit organization with each store we open."
The shopping center where it will open, dubbed Bradville Square, was recently sold by its Irvine-based owners to a Los Angeles-based limited liability company, the Sacramento Business Journal reported. The Fresh & Easy, and storefronts were not included in the deal, according to a press release.
The shopping center is currently 64 percent occupied, the press release said.
The Fresh & Easy will not fill the entire vacant storefront; about half of it is listed for lease online.