South Mooney building cooks something new

Chef’Store plans to locate in the former Best Buy building in Packwood Creek shopping center

VISALIA – Former Best Buy store owner is cooking up something new for Mooney Boulevard.

The owner of the building in the Packwood Creek shopping center will replace the current tenant, Savon Furniture, with a US Foods Chef’Store in coming months. The realtor handling the deal says the 30,000-square foot store has now been leased to the Chef’Store chain while Savon Furniture is looking for a new location to land. “They were an interim user,” said the realtor after many months where the storefront sat empty.

US Chef’Store says on their web site that they are the “go-to food and kitchen supply warehouse for restaurants across the country. Their warehouse-format stores cater to the foodservice industry, but are also convenient one-stop shops for home cooks as well.”

Customers choose Chef’Store to not only take advantage of a huge selection of competitively priced products they say.

Chef’Stores are almost exclusively in northern California with their current southernmost location in Modesto. The company has applied to do tenant improvements at the Visalia building at the southern end of the Packwood Creek center.

Kaweah Health eyes clinic in Visalia Industrial Park

A staff report to the Kaweah Health board of directors suggests establishing a clinic in the busy Visalia Industrial Park in the next year according to a draft strategic plan. The hospital plan also brought up their Sequoia Gateway project at Caldwell and Highway 99 saying they expect to finalize plans there by December of this year.

The other big medical tenant—Valley Children’s say they still have not closed on their escrow for a clinic at the Gateway site. The Kaweah board also said they may establish a new rural health clinic and build a new Women’s health facility somewhere in their service area.

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