Monday morning (Nov. 17), several local business people, members of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, along with two cityÂ council members, employees and others gathered to cut a ribbon at the main entrance of the brand new CVS Pharmacy on SW 160th and 1st Ave South:
The new store is located at 117 SW 160th.
It is 16,882 square feet, cost over $2 million,Â and appears to have had its soft opening over the weekend.
This location previouslyÂ housed Herr Lumber and the King BuffetÂ restaurant, and even served as a sawmill for many years. It remained a working lumber yard until into the 1990’s, then becameÂ a nursery in 2002 before closing in June, 2012. The site also hosted several antique shops.
There was also some controversy over the cutting of what many considered to be a “significant” 75-100 year oldÂ Sequoia tree in an area near where a drive-through pharmacy now sits – read our extensive previous coverageÂ here.
Here’s a flashback pic of what this location used to look like: