Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Raley’s opened its new flagship location in Land Park. Raley’s has served Sacramento’s Land Park community since 1941, and this new store now provides a more modern shopping experience, said the company.
The 55,000 square foot store, located at the corner of Freeport Boulevard and Wentworth Avenue, has a large selection of quality prepared foods.
Specialized culinary offerings include fresh juices, smoothies, specialty toasts, acai bowls, sushi, a meat carving station, hearth-baked pizza and sandwiches, and a gourmet salad bar and hot food case. However, self-serve offerings are temporarily closed out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus.
The store also expands Raley’s partnership with Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, offering a variety of coffee and tea drinks from the Sacramento-based coffee company.
“For 85 years, Raley’s has been committed to serving our communities, even during uncertain times,” said Keith Knopf, Raley’s President & CEO. “Today’s unique situation is no different. It is our hope that opening a modern, customer-centric store in Land Park will help the community during this challenging time. Our team members are eager to serve our neighbors.”
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For customers in self-isolation and for all who take advantage of Raley’s online ordering platform, eCart, the store can process up to 250 orders for pickup or delivery per day, the supermarket chain said. Pickup customers have access to covered, pull-through parking spots, and the proximity of those spots to eCart storage will significantly reduce the wait time for customers when they arrive.
Raley’s former Land Park store, located one block south of the new location at 4850 Freeport Boulevard, will remain open until all inventory is sold, providing the community with temporary access to two stores during this time of need, according to the company.
The new store includes a few design elements that pay tribute to the history of Land Park. The iconic Raley’s monument sign, initially installed a block away in 1958, was refurbished and reinstalled at the new store in its historic form.