|

CVS inches closer to new home

ON THE MOVE? The CVS/Pharmacy in Marketplace at Town Center could move down the road to the corner of White Roack and Latrobe roads. The El Dorado County Planning Commission recently reaffirmed the company's proposal to build at the new site. Village Life photo by Noel Stack
ON THE MOVE? The CVS/Pharmacy in Marketplace at Town Center could move down the road to the corner of White Roack and Latrobe roads. The El Dorado County Planning Commission recently reaffirmed the company's proposal to build at the new site. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

ON THE MOVE? The CVS/Pharmacy in Marketplace at Town Center could move down the road to the corner of White Roack and Latrobe roads. The El Dorado County Planning Commission recently reaffirmed the company's proposal to build at the new site. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Although company officials haven’t yet told their Marketplace at Town Center landlord, CVS/Pharmacy could move to a new location.

Thursday, the El Dorado County Planning Commission reaffirmed CVS’ plans to opening another store less than a thousand feet away from its current location over the objections of Marketplace owner Dr. Charles Syers, a San Mateo oral surgeon. The new site is at the southwest corner of Latrobe and White Rock roads.

The current store is too big, according to Mansour Co. representative Doug Weile. CVS’ lastest store formats emphasize convenience over deep inventory, he said. The new 14,900-square-foot store would be a 24-hour operation with a drive-up window and a retail health center.

Syers’ attorneys argued that the the area west of Latrobe Road (Town Center West) was intended for job-generating Research & Development and office uses with “ancillary, support retail services,” not for a large format retail drug store, which belongs in Town Center East, where “general retail and commercial uses” are primary.

The commissioners disagreed, ruling the retail drug store was compatible enough with the intent of the 1995 Town Center West Development Plan.

Syers told the commissioners that his tenants, “especially the small ones that have their life savings in their stores,” depend on the foot traffic an anchor like CVS provides.

He lamented afterward that he’d already begun the planning process for a smaller footprint CVS store within Marketplace, more in keeping with CVS’ latest designs, and finding an anchor to replace CVS would be challenging in the current economy.

Syers and his attorneys haven’t decided if they’ll appeal to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors.

[email protected]

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=3299

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Jan 13 2011.
Last Login: Wed Mar 4 14:08:57 2015
Filed under Featured Stories, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Recently Commented

  • Tom: I feel very lucky to have had my kids go to Oak Meadow during Principal Narez’s tenure at Oak Meadow.
  • Ted Blass: Please see the 1st paragraph of the “No More Water” article above. It reads...
  • Shirley Johnson: You are highly misinformed. Not true. The water rights aren’t for the EDH residents it’s...
  • Jon: Don’t judge a book by its cover, but, oh my, he looks …….,
  • mark king: Repeal the illegal tax/fee. Repeal CalFire. Too much propaganda. El Dorado County was not devastated....