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Author Corey Worrell

How Sacramento Turned Into a Great Restaurant City

News, Press

Soaring Bay Area housing prices, a highly diverse community and some of the world’s best produce have been catalysts for the dining scene in California’s capital. On a recent evening in a dimly lit Japanese restaurant, nearly a dozen diners watched rapt from across the bar as a chef blowtorched a sliver of sturgeon until…

Best Places To Live In California In 2023


Many people love living in California for its laid-back culture and diverse climate featuring beaches, desert and mountains. Whether you want to live on the coast or inland, the Golden State offers something for everybody. If you’re wondering where the best places to live in California are, our guide can help you find your ideal…

Podcast: Sacramento’s Ice Blocks Full of Restaurants, Retail, More

ICE Block, Press

Sacramento’s Ice Blocks project redeveloped a historic section of R Street, adding a host of businesses to the trendy corridor in Downtown and Midtown Sacramento. Now completely full, it’s become a must-visit section of the city. On this week’s episode of the Visit Sacramento Podcast, Deron Benvenuti, director of leasing for Heller Pacific, which developed…

Meet the landlord: Mike Heller, Spaces R Street Sacramento

ICE Block, Press

Located in The Ice Blocks – a design-forward mixed-use development in Sacramento’s Midtown – Spaces R Street sits alongside trendy urban housing, shops and restaurants, creating a multifunctional urban hub for hybrid workers. Construction is in Mike Heller’s blood. His father was a builder, so it was perhaps fated that he would follow in his…

Ice Blocks fills out retail lineup with Anthropologie, Salt & Straw

ICE Block, Press

In a sign of optimism for urban retail, two new leases have taken Midtown Sacramento’s Ice Blocks project to completely full. Soft goods retailer Anthropologie and Salt & Straw ice cream should open in upcoming months in spaces of 6,000 and 1,000 square feet, respectively, on the south side of R Street between 16th and…

New phase of Ice Blocks would add more housing, retail space

ICE Block, Press

Years after the Ice Blocks project on the R Street Corridor in Sacramento appeared to be completed, the developer has filed plans for a new phase. Heller Pacific Inc. filed plans for a new six-story structure called Ice Box on what’s now a parking lot at 1701 R St., with 65 units, ground-floor retail and…

See’s Candies relocating Midtown store to Ice Blocks project

ICE Block, Press

See’s Candies is the latest retailer to join Midtown Sacramento’s Ice Blocks project, with a store that’s expected to open later this year. The San Francisco-based candy maker will fill around 1,100 square feet at the corner of 18th and R streets, said Ice Blocks developer Mike Heller. “To me See’s is one of America’s most iconic brands.…

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