In Bishop Arts CVS case, Griggs appoints task force

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City Councilman Scott Griggs reports today that plans for a CVS store in the Bishop Arts District are “nearly complete.”

Alabama-based Orange Development LLC plans to tear down the former Corazon de Tejas restaurant on West Davis at Beckley sometime within in the next eight weeks to build a suburban-style CVS store.

Griggs says he met with the company’s principal, Jason Price, last week. Price told Griggs that the building has to be razed for their plans to work.

I expressed my opposition to the razing of the building. I also expressed my opposition to the new CVS plans, which are very suburban and nearly complete.

But price has agreed to work with a task force of preservationists, real estate developers and Oak Cliff residents to work out the following points, taken verbatim from Griggs’ post on the matter:

1. Bring CVS to the table.

2. Confirm that the building must be razed. Mr. Price insists this is true.

3. If the building must be destroyed, work on a new design that addresses issues of form and architecture. Mr. Price insists the proposed location of the building cannot be moved.

By |2017-05-01T12:02:27-05:00May 1st, 2017|Development, News|3 Comments

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3 Comments

  1. downtownworker May 2, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    The Corazón petition now has close to 900 signatures. These developers would be wise to take it as a pledge to boycott any suburban-style CVS.
    https://www.change.org/p/preserve-oak-cliff-preserve-el-corazon-formerly-wyatt-s-cafeteria-and-el-chico

  2. Mary Skidmore-Gibbs May 1, 2017 at 7:35 PM

    Maybe a boycott of all CVS in OC. They won’t hear anything unless it hurts their pocketbook. Besides we do not need another CVS.

  3. Packraticus May 1, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    This is complete and utter crap. An Alabama development company comes into our neighborhood and does this. Why aren’t we preventing this?

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