Monday morning (Nov. 17, 2014), several local business people, members of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, along with two city councilmembers, 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 Street.

It is 16,882 square feet, cost over $2 million, and appears to have had its soft opening over the weekend.

This location previously housed Herr Lumber and the King Buffet restaurant, and even served as a sawmill for many years. It remained a working lumber yard until into the 1990’s, then became 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 old Sequoia tree in an area near where a drive-through pharmacy now sits.

Here’s a flashback pic of what this location used to look like:

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