City approves new CVS store

October 12, 2009
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The Metropolitan Development Commission has given its blessing to a new CVS store along 82nd Street just east of Interstate 69. The 12,900-square-foot store will replace two of the 10 one-story office buildings that now occupy the 7-acre site at 8202 Clearvista Parkway. The property owner, Regency Centre Investments Inc., won the board's approval despite a recommendation for denial from the city's planning staff. Regency made several concessions to planners and neighborhood groups, including switching the primary building material to brick from EIFS, or external insulation finishing system, and adding more sidewalks. The planning staff wanted the developer to move the CVS closer to 82nd Street to save mature trees in the existing office building's courtyard and to lower windows to at or below eye level as a security feature.

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  • Well, Dr. Aziz ought to be thrilled. Yes, we need another CVS, yessir. With only 5 CVS stores, plus 4 Walgreens, 3 Krogers, 3 Marsh's, a Meijer and a WalMart within three miles of this location, it's like a veritable drugstore wilderness out there.
  • I actually think this is kind of cool. Ok it's a CVS so how exciting can this be? But I think it will be better than what is there now. They are using brick, adding sidewalks. You think Walgreens is looking at buying those places across the street?
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    These areas need larger scale planning efforts that have actual authority at some level if a real "place" is going to happen. Upgrades to individual outlots are just too inhibited by the broader context they're in - especially how they are all bordered by heavy through traffic and disconnected subdivisions. This is very difficult to change incrementally.

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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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