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CVS 1250 W. 7th St. Reno, NV to be rebuilt

Post by storewanderer » September 12th, 2018, 9:34 pm

CVS has been operating this 30,000 square foot former Sav-On for a while. This store is a bit different in that it never got carpet, it has an original 1970 green floor (the store was built as a Safeway which was short lived as the store was a Skaggs before the 80's).

The aisle configuration is the same as it was as Sav-On and all they did here was paint the walls and hang a limited number of CVS department signs in the store. They also kept one of those old steel Sav-On checkstand to conduct transactions through (it is all they need for the volume they do).

The store is in dire condition, poorly stocked, dirty, poorly maintained, and a generally unpleasant place to be. I am amazed how poor this store has become. It was a pretty well stocked store as Sav-On (had expanded groceries).

CVS has filed a permit with the City of Reno to rebuild this store with a brand new store of just 9,000 square feet including a drive through pharmacy.

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Re: CVS 1250 W. 7th St. Reno, NV to be rebuilt

Post by rwsandiego » September 12th, 2018, 11:15 pm

storewanderer wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 9:34 pm
CVS has been operating this 30,000 square foot former Sav-On for a while. This store is a bit different in that it never got carpet, it has an original 1970 green floor (the store was built as a Safeway which was short lived as the store was a Skaggs before the 80's).

The aisle configuration is the same as it was as Sav-On and all they did here was paint the walls and hang a limited number of CVS department signs in the store. They also kept one of those old steel Sav-On checkstand to conduct transactions through (it is all they need for the volume they do).

The store is in dire condition, poorly stocked, dirty, poorly maintained, and a generally unpleasant place to be. I am amazed how poor this store has become. It was a pretty well stocked store as Sav-On (had expanded groceries).

CVS has filed a permit with the City of Reno to rebuild this store with a brand new store of just 9,000 square feet including a drive through pharmacy.
On one hand, I am sorry to see this store be torn down, as it is very cool from an architectural standpoint. On the other, a 30K square foot decrepit CVS is o fun to shop at. There's a similar huge SavOn-turned-CVS in San Diego at the Loma Square plaza in the Midway district. It was a crappy SavOn and is a crappy CVS. Interestingly, CVS kept that store and closed the much newer Long's Drugs that was a block or two away. That became a BevMo.

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Re: CVS 1250 W. 7th St. Reno, NV to be rebuilt

Post by storewanderer » September 13th, 2018, 9:14 pm

rwsandiego wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 11:15 pm
storewanderer wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 9:34 pm
CVS has been operating this 30,000 square foot former Sav-On for a while. This store is a bit different in that it never got carpet, it has an original 1970 green floor (the store was built as a Safeway which was short lived as the store was a Skaggs before the 80's).

The aisle configuration is the same as it was as Sav-On and all they did here was paint the walls and hang a limited number of CVS department signs in the store. They also kept one of those old steel Sav-On checkstand to conduct transactions through (it is all they need for the volume they do).

The store is in dire condition, poorly stocked, dirty, poorly maintained, and a generally unpleasant place to be. I am amazed how poor this store has become. It was a pretty well stocked store as Sav-On (had expanded groceries).

CVS has filed a permit with the City of Reno to rebuild this store with a brand new store of just 9,000 square feet including a drive through pharmacy.
On one hand, I am sorry to see this store be torn down, as it is very cool from an architectural standpoint. On the other, a 30K square foot decrepit CVS is o fun to shop at. There's a similar huge SavOn-turned-CVS in San Diego at the Loma Square plaza in the Midway district. It was a crappy SavOn and is a crappy CVS. Interestingly, CVS kept that store and closed the much newer Long's Drugs that was a block or two away. That became a BevMo.
It is a very cool store. It also has a large backroom area. The bathrooms are downstairs (CVS has closed them to the public, since janitorial is non-existent) down a narrow creaky stairway out of a horror show.

If you look at the back of the building built along the hill, it appears there is some storage area that is exposed to the back of the building down at that basement level as well.

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