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Posted on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 : 8:55 a.m.

CVS plans to open store on South State in Ann Arbor in early 2011

By Paula Gardner

Construction on the new CVS on South State continues this fall, and the chain plans to open the new store - located on the edge of the University of Michigan campus - by early 2011, the Michigan Daily reports.

CVS finalized its purchase of the historic building at 209-211 S. State in May.

The chain is retaining the building's historic facade, but building a new, full-service store behind it.

The construction signals one of many changes along South State corridor near campus this year, including the opening of North Quad and the addition of many new retailers as commercial real estate activity increases due to pedestrian traffic on the street.

Read the full Michigan Daily article on the CVS progress here.



Tue, Sep 28, 2010 : 12:34 p.m.

Yet another drug store. It's basically the only type of retail store that's expanding. What does that tell us? One guess is that Big Pharma is planning on selling (pushing) lots of its products on aging Baby Boomers. I'd love to see a lot more natural health stores around instead of more CVS/Walgreens/Rite Aids. Nothing they sell is anything you can't already get at Meijers, Target, or Walmart which all have pharmacy departments. Although in this particular case it's good to have a cheaper option for drug-store items next to the campus so students without cars have a more affordable option.


Tue, Sep 28, 2010 : 11:58 a.m.

CVS dose not sell medical marjuana! That is between state & grower.


Tue, Sep 28, 2010 : 11:23 a.m.

This is a bit of a throwback, isn't it? There used to be a Rexall, Cunninghams(metro Detroit) or an equivilent in every downtown at a main intersection. Most moved to where they had plenty of "free" parking. So, now CVS is building in a major pedestrian area with public parking, again. Sounds like smart business, if they're giving the public what they desire. Time will tell.


Tue, Sep 28, 2010 : 9:14 a.m.

Chain drug stores have a clear advantage over indpendent pharmacies. First, they can buy their wares, store items and pharmecueticals, in bulk, resulting in a lower price. Second, they can deal with licensing, compliance and regulatory issues in a much more efficient manner than an independent business.

5c0++ H4d13y

Tue, Sep 28, 2010 : 8:52 a.m.

Would CVS sells something that's no FDA approved?


Tue, Sep 28, 2010 : 8:38 a.m.

Its too bad they can sell medical Marijuana at CVS where they have a trained staff instead of at the mom & pop shops that are being set up.


Tue, Sep 28, 2010 : 8:29 a.m.

Drugs must bring big bucks. Seems there is a new drug store on every corner!