BY RICH JONES
ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Workers were busy last week erecting the large sign pictured above in front of the new CVS pharmacy being built on the Asheville Highway (Tenn. Rt. 70) next to McDonald's.
The store is scheduled to open in November, said corporate spokesman Mike D' Angeles, of Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS.
The new store will replace the existing CVS located across Asheville Highway in the Ingles Shopping Center that has been open since 1986, said store manager Tim Kozak.
Unlike the existing store, the new one is in a free-standing building and will feature drive-thru pickup for prescriptions.
The new building, at 13,000 square-feet, is nearly twice the size of the existing 7,300-square-foot store that it will replace.
CVS employees from the older store will be transferred to the new one, D' Angeles told The Greeneville Sun.
"The new location will offer a larger selection of merchandise, more convenience and accessibility," D' Angeles said.
CVS has two other stores in Greeneville, at 1510 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy. and 837 Tusculum Blvd.
The new CVS is being built on the site of the former American Patriot Bank branch, which is in the process of relocating to 1118 W. Main St., on a .99-acre lot adjacent to the former water tower that has been a familiar Greeneville landmark for decades.