The Pellini bldg has been "red tagged" and now CVS will be charged with cleaning up the site. The site has been pretty filthy for some time with boarded up windows and overgrown weeds. Contrary to what I've reported here, CVS has been denied a demolition permit by the City. They were never issued a demolition permit. Still, it is no excuse to allow the site to deteriorate. The City informed CVS when they applied for the demolition permit that no permit would be forthcoming until resolution of the CVS suit against the City's moratorium on drive-thru windows. A Council vote on whether or not to change the moratorium into an outright ban on drive-thru is not due until late fall.
Meanwhile, the CVS suit regarding the moratorium has been moved from the State courts to Federal court, by CVS, with agreement by the City.
I have always imagined one of our Seniors getting their script consultation while trying to figure out how they can make the left out of the parking lot.
CVS - please go away.
Shepherd Bliss in the Sonoma County Gazette...Here's a link to a terrific piece written by Shepherd...
CVS as per the Onion...
Truer words were never spoken. Some of which are of an adult nature.
Pete's Corner Status...
For those of you who may not know, CVS closed on the Pellini property. They own it. So why haven't they begun demo/construction? Well, the elections played a big roll. I'm sure CVS and Armstrong Development would have preferred a different outcome as they would've been able to remove some, if not all of the conditions set by the last City Council. Also, Caltrans has recommended against the left turn entrance from westbound Bodega Hwy. With the new council, CVS/Armstrong will have to comply with those conditions.
There's also the lawsuit filed that would require CVS/Armstrong to conduct a more thorough traffic study that would include surrounding neighborhoods and the Barlow project. Believe it or not, the Barlow was not included in the initial study.