CVS Pharmacy moving forward in Lantana

Lantana may have said no to CVS, but the drug store chain is not walking away.

The pharmacy’s request for permission to annex their 1.6 acre site into the Town of Copper Canyon to allow for a local option election was rejected in March by Lantana’s Fresh Water Supply District #7 board on the grounds that Lantana may one day incorporate as a town.

Board members were told by CVS representatives that the chain would sell the site to another user if the annexation was denied and it could not conduct off-premise alcohol sales.

However, CVS recently confirmed that the drug store will be built.

“We are on schedule to open this store in September without selling beer and wine,” said Mike DeAngelis, CVS’s Director of Public Relations.

Plans call for a 12,900 square-foot facility with a drive through pharmacy window.

The pharmacy chain announced in February that it will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by October 1.

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