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1/15/2014 10:07:00 AM
New CVS store will be same size as current store

Jeff Dankert
NewsTribune Reporter

The new CVS Pharmacy store planned in the parking lot of the old Jewel grocery store in Peru will be the same size as the current store next to the Jewel building.

“Construction should begin this summer,” said Mike DeAngelis, CVS spokesman. “Our current store is approximately the same size as the 13,225-square-foot store we will build.

This relocation will be more convenient and accessible for our customers. All employees from the existing store will transfer to the new location when it opens. We have no announcements at this time about additional tenants for the development.”

Jewel, owned by Supervalu, closed in March 2012. News of the development was announced Monday by Bob Vickrey, community development director for Peru, at a city council meeting. Vickrey said CVS bought the entire Jewel store property at Shooting Park Road and Route 251, which stretches south to 10th Street.

Business listings and city utility records show the owner of the property, 1022 Shooting Park Road, is Shooting Park LLC, Boyd Palmer, Ottawa.

The current pharmacy sits well back from Shooting Park Road and is attached to the east side of the old Jewel store. The new pharmacy will be closer to the intersection of Shooting Park Road and Route 251, directly facing another pharmacy, Walgreens.

Vickrey said CVS plans to open the new store in October and also plans to demolish the Jewel store and redevelop the parcel.

CVS/pharmacy is the retail division of CVS Caremark Corp, headquartered in Woonsocket, R.I. 

Jeff Dankert can be reached at (815) 220-6977 or

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