Development on a 15,000-square-foot CVS Pharmacy has begun at the crossroads of Routes 57 and 31 in Washington Borough.

Developer Washington 31, LLC broke ground in late August and the venture is expected to be concluded in the spring. The constructing, 140 Route 57, is envisioned to have a “Colonial” seem with goose neck outdoor lighting and LAP siding when finished. It also will have a drive-as a result of and an expansive parking great deal with house for 53 cars.

The CVS is becoming created as a standalone constructing on 1.6 acres. Previously, the land housed a vacant ease retailer and gas station, which has considering the fact that been torn down, in accordance to strategies. The task obtained the nod from the borough’s Land Use Board in November 2019.

Katie Karkus, running husband or wife of Washington 31, explained her group chose the location dependent on its bustling, very well-identified intersection. CVS at present has a lesser, fewer seen location along Belvidere Avenue at a web site that previously housed a QuickChek. Functions are anticipated to shift uptown and consolidate into the much larger, new store upon completion.

“It appears like all people from a 25-mile radius has to generate via this intersection, coming and going to factors east and west or north and south,” Karklus claimed. “It’s a pretty one of a kind locale.”

Washington Mayor Dave Higgins mentioned he’s hoping the CVS will obtain the interest of other developers searching for to do small business with the borough.

“It’s a spot that will draw in an amazing volume of folks,” Higgins claimed. “We feel that this will be the commence of one thing genuinely, seriously great.”

Northwest Jersey and the Lehigh Valley has no lack of other CVS destinations. These web sites consist of: 305 W. 4th St., Bethlehem 1332 Major St., Hellertown 1457 8th Ave., Bethlehem 6050 Sterners Way, Bethlehem 2434 Catasaqua Road, Bethlehem 3519 Nazareth Road, Palmer Township 728 Union Boulevard, Allentown 1520 Northampton St., Wilson 4082 Jandy Boulevard, Nazareth 620 Old Philadelphia Road, Easton 215 City Middle Boulevard, Forks Township 7001 North Highway 309, Coopersburg 1802 Lehigh St. Allentown 29 W. 21st St., Northampton 3020 Tilghman St., Allentown 2434 Catasauqua Street, Bethlehem 2651 Easton Ave., Bethlehem 4950 Freemansburg Ave., Bethlehem Township 327 Woodlawn Ave., Bethlehem 3605 Airport Highway, Allentown 3835 Dryland Way, Easton 912 Airport Street, Allentown 315 West Emmaus Ave., Allentown 1601 West Liberty St., Allentown 1600 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown space and 1204 New Brunswick Ave., Phillipsburg place.

Final thirty day period, CVS introduced a whole of 96 drive-through COVID-19 screening web-sites throughout Pennsylvania in an effort to double the internet sites to far more than 4,000 nationally. The initiative to increase the tests web sites is in anticipation of a likely next wave of the coronavirus, chain representatives experienced claimed.

To date, CVS has administered additional than 5 million checks at the extra than 4,000 places, a chain representative stated Monday.

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Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may perhaps be achieved at [email protected].