CVS construction beginsFrom a Mexican restaurant to an apothecary. That is the transformation underway at the property on the northwest corner of Tamarack Bay and Radio Drive.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
From a Mexican restaurant to an apothecary. That is the transformation underway at the property on the northwest corner of Tamarack Bay and Radio Drive.
Construction crews started late last month in demolition of the Don Pablo’s building and construction of a new building to house a CVS Pharmacy.
Bloomington-based Velmeir Companies purchased the property from Avado Brands last spring a only a few months after the only Don Pablo’s in Woodbury closed. Velmeir Companies is developing the site for CVS Pharmacy.
Avado Brands Inc. filed for bankruptcy in November 2007 and consequently closed Don Pablo’s locations across the country.
After the Woodbury Don Pablo’s closure rumors swirled that Twin Cities-based Buffalo Wilds Inc. was interested in the property, but the company’s representatives confirmed that they were not interested in the spot, as they have a successful operation just a mile north in Oakdale.
The Woodbury City Council voted in May to approve the demolition, site plan and building plan for the construction of the CVS Pharmacy, which when finished will be 13,000 square feet on located on the same footprint as the former Don Pablo’s building.
When it opens, the drug store will the second CVS-brand pharmacy in Woodbury. The existing location is at 2150 Eagle Creek Lane.