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Real estate companies announce merger

PDF merger

Two real estate companies with roots in Rancho Murieta are merging, the companies announced Friday. Town and Country Real Estate, and owners Ina and Ron Semrau, and Paul Frank, president and CEO of the PDF group of real estate companies, said the merger will be complete this spring. The merged company will take the name of Frank’s residential real estate company, PDF Realty. Read more »

Yes, Rancho Murieta, there is a supermarket

Raley's opening

Red square Photo gallery: See 14 photos of the opening

The sun wasn't up yet, but a dozen Murietans were waiting Saturday at 7 a.m. when Raley's opened its interim store in Murieta Plaza. At left, the new store employees (many of them familiar faces) and Raley's representatives gathered on the sidewalk to thank the shoppers lined up at the entrance.

Friday evening, after a pre-opening gathering for employees at the new Raley’s in Murieta Plaza, store leader Steve Thomas joked that, hey, maybe there will be people waiting at the door when the store opens in the morning. He thought he was kidding. Read more »

Raley's is set for Saturday store opening

In an announcement Thursday night, Raley's confirmed its plans to open its interim store -- Murieta Market by Raley's -- at 7 a.m. Saturday in Murieta Plaza but said it is changing its plans for a separate event Tuesday. Read more »

Sign in store window announces opening

Market sign

[Updated Sunday in comments: It's official] The rumors have been constant, and while we waited for official word from Raley's HQ, someone inside the Murieta Plaza store (probably tired of answering the question) posted this sign in the window. It says the opening is 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. And it's on brown butcher paper, so it must be true. Photo by Frank Falusi

RMA will spend $390,000 for Greens Park

Holiday lights winner

The Rancho Murieta Association board honored the homes with the best holiday decorations at Tuesday night’s meeting. Sean and Kristin Donnalley and kids of Murieta South Parkway were among those honored. See photos of the winners here.

Red square See video of the RMA meeting (41 minutes)

The Rancho Murieta Association board Tuesday night unanimously approved spending about $390,000 to build the long-discussed Greens Park in the South. The board also honored homes with the best holiday lights. Read more »

The rumor about Raley's interim store...

The latest rumor in circulation says a lawsuit has halted Raley’s progress on opening the interim grocery store. Both Raley’s and the Murieta Plaza landlord say there’s no truth to the story. From Raley’s: “There is no lawsuit impacting our opening. We are moving expeditiously to open in January.”

Raley's will open temporary market in Plaza

Market logo

Raley’s will open a temporary market in the old Plaza Foods to serve Rancho Murieta while its new Bel Air Market is being built across the street, the supermarket chain announced Thursday. The temporary store is expected no later than January. Read more »

One supermarket possibility dies, one is born

Raley's

If the county approves, this is how Rancho Murieta's new supermarket will look, Raley's announced Tuesday. And it won't be a Raley's; it will be a Bel Air, the company said. Click for larger image.

After a summer of rumors, Rancho Murieta was within a couple of signatures of having Plaza Foods reopened by an Ione supermarket operator, but he’s walking away from the near-final deal after a meeting Tuesday with Raley’s convinced him the supermarket chain is serious about opening its new store across the street within a year. Also, Raley’s said on Tuesday that it’s interested in trying to launch an interim store in Rancho Murieta – perhaps in Plaza Foods – until its new store is open. Raley’s said the new store will be a Bel Air and it has shared building drawings. Read more »

TV star (and horsewoman) hits the pizza shop

Kaley Cuoco and Donna Kendro

Wednesday afternoon found TV star Kaley Cuoco dropping in at Go Fore Pizza and chatting with owner Donna Kendro.  (”She was very sweet,” Kendro said later.) Cuoco, who stars in “The Big Bang Theory,” was in Rancho Murieta making her first visit to the Murieta Equestrian Center. She’s an equestrian fan and competitor – and horse owner. Click for larger image.

Plans for new Sloughhouse Inn operation

Since its closing in June, Murietans have hoped for a quick rebound for the Sloughhouse Inn. Rumors in recent weeks said it would reopen, run by a couple with two Sacramento restaurant successes to their credit. Here's a conversation with half of that restaurant team. Read more »

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