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Drugstore plans OK'd in Waynesboro

February 03, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Following the recommendation of the Waynesboro Planning Commission, the Borough Council on Wednesday gave its approval for a new 11,000-square-foot CVS Pharmacy on a tract bordered by East Main Street and Myrtle and Virginia avenues.

The council's vote was unanimous with little discussion.

The "big-box" drugstore will replace three old buildings on the 1.3-acre tract including Waynesboro Automotive Supply at 410 E. Main St., Chuck's Sunoco at 402 E. Main St. and the former Waynesboro Family Billiards at 406 E. Main St., a building that over the years has housed a bowling alley and a teenage nightclub. Family Billiards moved to 118 Walnut St.

All three buildings will be demolished, according to plans for the project.

Plans indicate the new pharmacy will have entrances off East Main Street and Virginia Avenue.

The East Main Street entrance will be at the existing entrance to the old bowling alley building. Left turns onto East Main Street from the store's parking lot will not be allowed. The Virginia Avenue entrance will be next to the alley in the rear of the new building, plans state.

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It will replace an existing CVS Pharmacy at 40 S. Broad St.

Timber Development Inc. of Longwood, Fla., will build the one-story brick structure. Timber Development built the Food Lion grocery store at 11105 Buchanan Trail East in Washington Township.

The planning commission insisted that low-level plantings be installed in front of the parking spaces along East Main Street so lights from headlights won't shine across the street.

A drive-in pharmacy window will be built in the rear.

Construction is expected to begin this spring with completion in six to eight months.

There has been no word on the fate of the existing CVS store on South Broad Street.

The new store is the second major commercial project scheduled to be built this year in Waynesboro. On Monday, Tim Rutter, treasurer of Rutter's Farm Stores in York, Pa., said construction would begin on a company-owned gas station-convenience store at the intersection of South Potomac and West Third streets. That building is scheduled to open by Memorial Day.

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