Andalusia CVS to open in July

Published 12:05 am Saturday, January 28, 2012

Andalusia’s new CVS/pharmacy will open in July, corporate officials said Friday.

Michael J, DeAngelis, the corporate director of public relations, said the store will employ approximately 20 people.

The new 12,900 square-foot store will be located at the corner of U.S. Hwy. 84 and East Three Notch, where the Barrow’s Furniture warehouse sits. Currently, a sign sits at the corner, marking the new store’s location.

According to the corporate website, sites are chosen based on a number of criteria points, including a highly visible and easy accessible location in a high-traffic area with parking room for 75 to 80 vehicles.

“To CVS, being a good neighbor means providing the most convenient locations possible to allow access to the health care and prescription needs of individual communities,” the website stated. “From selecting sites to the layout of the store to the hours we operate and the services we provide, our goal is to deliver increasingly greater convenience.”

Andalusia City Clerk John Thompson said in March, the city council will formally take action to close a portion of what is known as Holley Road to help ease the confusion at the intersection.

“We hope it will take the name of ‘malfunction’ away from the intersection and alleviate some of those traffic issues there,” he said. “Mayor Johnson and the city council have worked hard for this project to come to fruition, and the area will be much safer and aesthetically pleasing – the whole project will be a compliment to the retail community.”