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New Citrus Town Center Banquet Facility Opens

Feb 07, 2024 04:34PM ● By Thomas J. Sullivan, photos by Thomas J. Sullivan
Owner Sam Hameed. 


CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - The Citrus Town Event Center, a new multi-purpose banquet hall located at 7942 Arcadia Drive, just across from the Mitchell residential subdivision in the Citrus Town Shopping Center is officially open for booking, said owner Sam Hameed.

“We just passed our final inspection,” he said in a telephone interview. “I’m excited to now be able to share with the community what this new center has to fully offer the public.”

“If you’re ready to host an event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests, just look no further than Citrus Town Event Center,” he said.

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A view inside the banquet hall. 


Hameed recalled the lengthy construction process which has now completely transformed the interior and exterior of the 6,000-square-foot former bar and nightclub into an upscale modern banquet facility suitable for a wide range of celebratory personal and public events, including weddings and banquets. The hall can seat up to 300 guests, he said.

“Whether you’re planning a wedding, a milestone celebration, a quinceanera, graduation, a baby shower or a corporate event, our versatile banquet hall can accommodate your every need,” Hameed said.

The two-level Citrus Town Event Center building, which features a signature round glass-block turret, was built in 1975 and once operated as The Sand Bar, a bar and nightclub featuring live music and entertainment before its closure years ago.

Inside, neatly dressed round banquet tables were ready to seat awaiting guests. The interior has a fresh modern feel, with bright, high white walls, offset by white and black marble flooring tile. Upstairs, a renovated second floor features a bridal room and a staircase for any bride to descend.

Temporary exterior signage announcing the grand opening of the Citrus Town Event Center hasn’t been finalized yet, but will be put up soon, Hameed said.

Until then, Hameed has begun to market the venue to a wide range of potential users and will be in conversation with the membership of Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce and representatives of Sunrise Marketplace as he plans an upcoming special grand opening event.

“Right now, we’ve now launched our website to accept bookings and the public is welcome to call me to arrange to tour the facility and to discuss their event requirements,” he said. “When they do, they will be delighted to discover a full-service, and very affordable facility for all their needs.”

Hameed has been in the banquet hall business for the past 11 years and had been involved in the operations of his uncle’s Fleur de Lis Banquet Hall in Modesto before looking to open a similar facility in Citrus Heights. With his family’s help and financial support, he seeks to build on their ongoing success with his new venture.

In time, Hameed said he anticipates the center will be able to host multiple events at the banquet hall each month with a typical capacity per event of 200 guests at a time. Most events would likely end by 10 to 11 pm.

The Citrus Town Event Center has a parking capacity of 100 spaces under a shared parking agreement with Citrus Town Shopping Center, Hameed said.

“We’re accepting booking reservations now and we encourage the public to visit our website at citrustowneventcenter.com to take a virtual tour of our facility and what it has to offer,” he said.

For general booking or information regarding the Citrus Town Event Center at 7942 Arcadia Drive in Citrus Heights call 916-750-9001, email: [email protected] or visit: citrustowneventcenter.com.

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Citrus Heights Town Event Center exterior.


 

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