Raley’s has opened its newest Bel Air location in Sacramento County’s Rancho Murieta. The 35,000-square-foot store is the community’s first full-service grocery store. The opening also marks the second new store for Raley’s since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The West Sacramento, Calif.-based grocer opened its flagship location in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood on April 15.
“We have long been committed to bringing a full-line grocery store to Rancho Murieta,” said Keith Knopf, Raley’s president and CEO, in a statement. “We look forward to serving the community with exceptional customer service and a full offering of quality fresh and prepared options at a fair value.”
Fresh Produce, Prepared Foods and More
Located at the corner of Jackson Highway and Murieta Parkway, the new Bel Air store offers an extensive variety of fresh grocery items and grab-and-go prepared foods, as well as full-service deli and bakery departments.
Built in partnership with Murieta Marketplace Associates, the store features energy-efficient LED lighting throughout, as well as solar panels that span the entire roof of the building.
The new store also boasts a few unique attributes reflective of the local community, including 13 golf cart parking spaces and four one-of-a-kind agriculture- and golf- themed art pieces by local artist Jeff Myers.
Something Extra Gather Room
The store also includes a Something Extra Gather room, a space meant for meetings, brainstorms, family gatherings and more. It features seating for 22 people, has audio visual capabilities and can be reserved at no cost by Raley’s Something Extra members. The cafe offers enough additional seating for 28 guests inside and 20 outdoors.
“These areas are all currently closed out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, but they will provide the Rancho Murieta community with a new place to gather once social distancing guidelines allow,” said Raley’s.
Bel Air Beer and Wine Bar
A sleek and stylish beer and wine bar offers local craft brews, curated wines from Raley’s Curtis Mann—Sacramento’s only Master of Wine—and chef-created bar bites from Raley’s Manager of Culinary Innovations Evelyn Miliate.