CVS Pharmacy is the latest tenant to sign a lease with Comstock’s massive Reston Station project near the Wiehle-Reston Metro station.
The healthcare giant will lease 8,451 square feet of plaza-level retail space in Reston Station’s third tower, which is currently under construction. The $95 million tower features 180,000 square feet of office space and completion is slated for January 2020.
The storefront is at the entrance of Metro’s north pedestrian bridge to the station. Christopher Clemente, CEO of Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., said the tenant, which signed a twenty-year lease with three five-year options, will bring “virtually every item one needs for daily living” to residents, tenants, and commuters in the area.
“Bringing CVS to the Reston Station neighborhood is another great step forward for the Reston Station neighborhood,” Clemente wrote in a statement.
The company joins other retailers like Starbucks, Founding Farmers and Sweet Leaf Café on Reston Station’s Metro Plaza.
The new urban neighborhood includes the BLVD, a 447-unit high-rise, a 350,000 square-foot office tower, and Bozzuto’s residential building, Aperture. Additional development is planned and approved in Reston Station.
Photo via Comstock
The MinuteClinic located inside the renovated and expanded CVS store at South Lakes Village Center expects to open by the end of this week, staffers said.
The MinuteClinic will be the first one located in Reston. Hours will be weekdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Exams and treatment for colds, allergies, bladder infections, ear infections, sinus issues and other minor ailments.
- Sports, camp and wellness physicals
- Cholesterol and blood pressure screenings
No appointments are necessary. MinuteClinic accepts most insurance plans.
To see a price list of services, visit the MinuteClinic website.
CVS opened its newest Reston location on Sunday, finally bringing a convenience and drugstore inside the Reston Town Center.
The new store is located at the corner of Town Square and St. Francis Streets, in the ground-floor space of The Avant residential building.
While Reston Town Center has seen much expansion in recent years, some of the residents who live at town center lamented lack of a store for basics there. They could get a new outfit or eat at any number of good restaurants, they said, but were without a place to quickly pick up pain reliever or paper towels without getting in a car or walking several blocks to Harris Teeter.
The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
The CVS store at South Lakes Village Center will expand into the empty retail space next door.
The empty storefront at 11160-H South Lakes has been vacant since Footsteps running store left in March of 2013.
Footsteps owner Paul Zink closed the popular running store last year after 17 years at the Reston location. He said it was too hard for a small business owner to stay in business at South Lakes, which had become mostly chains and restaurants.
CVS has filed permits for remodeling. No completion date has been set.
The huge drugstore chain says it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1 as it continues to focus on health care. CVS and other major drugstore chains have been adding clinics to their stores for several years. Their pharmacists deliver flu shots and other immunizations and basic services.
CVS CEO Larry Merlo says the company decided it can no longer sell cigarettes at places where it also provides health care.
“The sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose of helping people on their path to better health,” Merlo said in a statement.
The move will cost the company about $2 billion in annual revenue, the Associated Press reports. However, CVS executives said they expect it to also help the health care business grow.
CVS has more than 7,000 locations, including two in Reston — one at South Lakes Village Center and one at Plaza America. A third will soon open on the ground floor of The Avant apartments at Reston Town Center.
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Photo of CVS store with a Minute Clinic courtesy of CVS.
CVS is set to begin construction on its new store at Reston Town Center in the next week or two, a Boston Properties spokesman said.
CVS will be the first drug- or grocery store to be located at Reston Town Center. It will be located on the ground floor of The Avant, the new luxury residential building that recently opened at 12025 Town Square St. The store will be located on the right side of the building, where Town Square Street intersects with St. Francis Street.
While Reston Town has many restaurants and clothing stores, residents have long lamented the lack of a place to pick up necessities within the town center. Read the comments on a June story on the subject on another website.
No opening date has been announced.
Other ground floor tenants of the building include World of Beer, which is also beginning construction, and Barcelona Wine Bar and Bartaco.