Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Second CVS Store Gets OK in Arlington

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Second CVS Store Gets OK in Arlington

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Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer

A developer for CVS Corp., the nation's largest pharmacy with 4,200 stores, has site clearing and demolition permits for a second CVS/pharmacy in Jacksonville, again in Arlington.

Developer Zaremba Group LLC had been cleared to prepare a site at 7341 Atlantic Blvd., at Arlington Road, for the first CVS in Jacksonville.

Last week the city also OK'd site clearing for a CVS/pharmacy at 5634 Merrill Road, at University Boulevard, near Jacksonville University.

The Merrill Road permits, totaling $362,000, call for site clearing as well as some building demolition at the site.

Zaremba Contractors of Lakewood, Ohio, is the contractor.

CVS is based in Woonsocket, R.I., and operates in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Annual sales are $22 billion.

Both new stores are expected to open next year.

THE DAILY SCOOP: Renovations are on the way for Jacksonville-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida to open a mailroom and print shop in the Westside Industrial Park. The city OK'd a permit for Pattillo Construction Corp. to renovate 72,500 square feet of space at 8501 Westside Industrial Drive for the company. It's an $800,000 construction job.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield wants to open the center in August to consolidate its printing and outgoing mail operations. Those operations have been handled at the insurer's Deerwood Park campus and its downtown Riverside Office Complex.

-- Some details about JanPak, which intends to relocate from West Fifth Street to the Westside Industrial Park. A renovation permit is pending for 30,000 square feet at 7780 Westside Industrial Drive for JanPak, a distributor of janitorial supplies. Plans show a 40,575-square-foot tenant space, comprising 3,600 square feet of office space and 36,975 square feet of warehouse space. …

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