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3/25/2014 6:12:00 AM
CVS to demolish some of the old Jewel site buildings

Jeff Dankert
NewsTribune Reporter

CVS Pharmacy plans to demolish and remove some of the old buildings at the former Jewel store shopping center in Peru as it construct’s a new store there this year.

More details about the project emerged Monday when Peru City Council approved preliminary and final plat, waivers and variances for the project at the southeast corner of the busy Route 251 and Shooting Park Road on the petition of TMC Illinois 2 LLC of Indiana for a new CVS Pharmacy, and waived on-site storm water detention, on recommendation of the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Green space will be created within the footprint of the old Jewel store after it is demolished. The old Pizza Hut/Family Pride Cleaners building and former Community Lenders building also will be demolished, said Bob Vickrey, Peru community development director. The existing CVS will remain along with a vacant video store and Check Into Cash, he said.

The green space will allow for better storm water management, according to the commission and board. Construction is expected to begin mid-April.

The new CVS will be open 24 hours and will have a drive-through pickup, just as the Walgreens drug store has across the street.

Kolb thanked the council and city at Monday’s meeting for being cooperative and helpful.

“CVS is really happy to spend money in the city,” Kolb said.

Other retailers are expected to open stores clustered around the new CVS, Kolb said.

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