Town & Country Village was built by contractor Jeré Strizek, who put up houses outside of Sacramento. Nobody was buying them, though, because no stores were nearby. So Strizek bought 11 acres that had been an Arabian horse farm near his housing development and built his first shopping center.
Town & Country is reputed to have been one of the first outdoor centers erected in the United States. The year was 1946.
More than 2,000 customer ratings recently collected by the center, owned and operated by Phillips Edison & Company, averaged 4.3 out of five stars. To wit:
“This little strip of stores always has what I need. Groceries from Trader Joe’s and Sprouts. Home goods and personal goods with Bed Bath & Beyond, and beauty and hair care at Ulta.”
“My most frequented shopping center.”
“I love to shop here. Everything I like and want is here. I have had great experience after great experience here.”
“What’s important for us is to have a local feel and serve the community,” said KC Bills, Phillips Edison’s VP of portfolio management and development.
Along with the popular national brands named by the happy customers, Town & Country has all the neighborhood gotta-haves like Anderson Bros. Pharmacy, Bee’s Nails, Citibank, Eyeglass World, Great Clips, and Jersey Mikes. Having two grocery anchors, however, sets it apart in the area.
“Consumers are less willing to drive to multiple grocery stores than they used to be.” Bills observed.
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