CVS Open

CVS Pharmacy is officially open in the space once housed ACE Hardware in Lakewood Shopping Center.

By now most neighbors know that ACE Hardware, which occupied that space for more than 30 years, moved to a new location at Gaston-Garland-Grand in March. It will stay at its current location, where Premium Title Lending used to be, until Lincoln Property Co. finishes construction on the Arboretum Village. Then ACE will hop across the road.

For more than a year, the long-standing rumor was that CVS was taking over ACE’s old space, and in May CVS officially announcing its plans to move into Lakewood Shopping Center.

“We are on schedule to open our new CVS/pharmacy at this location in October,” Mike DeAngils, the PR director with CVS, told us at the time. “The store will be approximately 12,000 square feet and will employ approximately 20 people.”

Later, when we asked why CVS has chosen that particular location, DeAngils said, “We chose this location because the intersection of Gaston and Abrams meets our criteria for new store locations that are highly visible and easily accessible for the convenience of our customers.”

The construction on Arboretum Village at Gaston-Garland-Grand has come a long way in the past few months. Maybe we’ll see ACE Hardware’s new digs soon.

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