When I first moved to the Elk Grove area, I had already been living in the Sacramento area since 1973, and Elk Grove was little more than a wide spot in the road. In those days, you drove up to Florin Road the the Florin Mall to shop, or you went to the Sunrise Mall.
Things have changed in Elk Grove over the years. Although some people still drive to those locations or the Downtown Sacramento Mall or even the Roseville Galleria if the want to shop at a Nordstrom’s or a Macy’s, but the shopping opportunities have grown over the years in our small town.
We now have two Target stores, two Kohl’s and two Walmarts. We also have a Costco, a Sam’s Club close by. We have Best Buy, Hobby Lobby, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Burlington Coat Factory, DSW shoes and soon we will have a Steinmart.
In fact, we have over 50 shopping areas in Elk Grove. We have the Elk Grove Marketplace, also called the 99 Marketplace by some folks. We have Laguna Gateway and Laguna Crossroads, and College Square, etc… We even have an unfinished mall, the Elk Grove Promanade, on the south side of town. It was started just about the time the real estate market crashed throughout the US and it is still waiting for an improving economy for a builder to move forward with the construction.
But, with over 50 shopping areas, how does one find their favorite stores? You log onto your favorite browser and go to www.ShoppingInElkGrove.com, of course. You will be able to find almost every store in Elk Grove. It is still a work in progress, and with the speed at which stores open and close, it will obviously be a continual work in progress.
So far, on the main page is a list of several major categories of stores with a list of stores within those categories. Click on the store name and you will jump to the shopping center where that store is located and you will be able to see which other stores are there so that you can combine multiple shopping stops into one stop. The long term goal is to provide a logo and a link to the individual store’s website in the future. If you click on the Elk Grove Auto Mall link, you will see what I have planned for the future.
You can also look at the yellow menu bar near the top of the page and click on the “Auto” link and find all of the automobile related stores on a map with links to each store. In that same menu bar you will find a link for “Shopping Centers” and you will find a map of the greater Elk Grove area with a spot marked for almost every shopping center in our city. Click on a spot or one of the letters that are identified in the ledgend at the top left side of the page to go to that shopping center’s page to see what other stores are in that shopping center.
I will be adding links for Fast Food, Family Dining, Fine Dining, Grocery Stores, Nail Salons, etc… In the near future I will also be adding a series of links for services such as Senior Facilities, Medical Facilities, Storage Facilities, Postal/Mailing/Shipping Facilities, etc…
If you have not already looked at my online Relocation Guide, called Living In Elk Grove, you will find that they are linked so that you will have access to lots of information about our wonderful city.
In fact, one of my favorite pages on my Living In Elk Grove website is the Activities Link. You can bring up a list of Food Fairs, County Fairs and other fun events in the greater Elk Grove area. You can also click on the button for the individual month on the right side of the page to see what is happening this month.
Take a look, and let me know what you think. You will find an email button on almost every page that will give you the opportunity to let me now about missing stores or about closed stores so that I can keep the online info current for you and the other users.
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