Progress Report: CVS Adds Plywood Shed, Spends $20k on Signage

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 at 6:08 am by

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What was once Soho Billiards is now a CVS

It was last May when we first broke news that CVS was moving into 42-56 East Houston, former home of Soho Billiards. Terms of the lease include annual rent at roughly $1.55 million. Since that time, however, there hasn’t really been much in the way of public confirmation of their arrival. Until the last week or so.

Aside from the new sheath of window graffiti spanning from Mulberry to Mott, the newest development here is the arrival of plywood. Yesterday saw the construction of a shed outside the premises. We’ve also spotted contractors on site delivering bags and bags of cement.

The 11,500 square-foot store was gutted back in the fall. Most of the construction permits for the retail conversion were approved by the DOB earlier this year. Included in the paperwork is an application for $20,000 illuminated signage which reads “CVS/PHARMACY DEPT. WITHIN.” 

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Preceding the plywood at the new East Houston CVS

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