CVS plans temporary Blake Street location
Northborough – When the CVS at 14-24 Main St. temporarily closes to allow for the demolition and rebuilding of the structure, the pharmacy services it provides will be moved to 19 Blake St.
"That's what we've been told by the CVS people – that the pharmacy part will move to the part of 19 Blake St. that currently houses Second Generation Consignments," Northborough Town Planner Kathy Joubert confirmed recently. "They didn't tell us when or give us a tentative timetable. They just told us they had found a place for the pharmacy while the old building is torn down and the new one is built."
Northborough Plaza Center LLC leases the 10,818- square-foot building to CVS. It approached the town's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) at the board's May 22, 2006, meeting seeking a special permit and site plan approval. Northborough Plaza Center LLC plans to remove the existing building, built in 1955, and replace it with a more modern, more aesthetically pleasing, more user-friendly structure.
The ZBA approved the special permit and approved the site plan earlier this year.
The new CVS will increase in size from 8,800 square feet to 13,041 square feet and be the sole occupant of the building. The current building, at times, also housed a florist and a dry-cleaning business and a café.
Joubert said the consignment store at 19 Blake St. will move into the back of the building where, until recently, an antique shop was housed, freeing up the front of the building for the pharmacy portion of the CVS.
The move doesn't seem to be in the immediate future. Louis Leo, administrative assistant for Northborough Building Inspector Bill Farnsworth, confirmed recently that no permits of any kind had been requested for the 19 Blake St. property.
"It usually takes about 30 days to get a building permit once the process gets started, barring any unforeseen complications," Leo said. "But we've received nothing on this project."
Joubert said it was her understanding that CVS wanted to move quickly on the relocation so the tearing down and rebuilding portion of the project could get underway, but added that her building has not been notified of anything other than the fact that a relocation site had been selected.
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