California Republican Party

1001 K St., soon to be the home of the California Republican Party headquarters, will be named the Ronald Reagan California Republican Center. | Jon Ortiz The Sacramento Bee
  • $1.6 million paid for fourth floor in 1001 K St. building
  • Burbank headquarters sold for $2.1 million
  • New HQ will be dubbed Ronald Reagan Center

By Jon Ortiz
June 3, 2015

After three decades with a Burbank mailing address, the California Republican Party is moving its base to downtown Sacramento.

The state GOP has paid $1.6 million for the fourth floor of an office building one block north of the Capitol at 1001 K St., party Chairman Jim Brulte confirmed Wednesday. The purchase, first reported by the Sacramento Business Journal, follows the sale last year of the state party’s Southern California headquarters.

The property at the corner of K and 10th streets was formerly a Roos Atkins department store. It went through extensive upgrades between 2008 and 2013, according to the real estate firm marketing the property, Turton Commercial Real Estate. Sharif Jewelers anchors the ground floor.

Like its old headquarters, the new Republican base will be named the Ronald Reagan California Republican Center, in honor of the former governor and U.S. president.

Political sensitivities being what they are, particularly when it comes to California’s own Republican icon, “I didn’t want to be the guy to sell the Reagan headquarters in Burbank,” Brulte said.

So before the building went on the block, he asked former first lady Nancy Reagan for her approval. She gave it, and Brulte said he promised the party’s new base also would carry the Reagan name.

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