- Limiting store and delivery hours.
- Restraint of all deliveries from the residential (Noe St.) side of the complex.
- Not to sell alcohol.
- Roof parking lot will be open for all accompanying neighbor stores to have access to.
- Redesign of the stores interior so front facing windows aren't used like Walgreens on Market and Castro Streets displaying their wares like a 99 Cent Store.
- Signage will be a unique design and less obtrusive. The plan had called for a large, almost billboard sized sign-now-it will be a backlit smaller sign.
- An elevator will be installed to the second floor.
- Bay windows removed.
DTNA Finds Compromise with CVS & Proposes New Plan Limiting Chain Stores in Castro
By Waiyde Palmer - Published on April 07, 2013.
For the last year Duboce Triangle neighborhood Association (DTNA) has been fighting to keep a new mega-chain store, CVS Pharmacy, at bay from moving a standard, suburban cookie-cutter, style store into the Castro. According to the latest news from DTNA they've managed to convince CVS to make serious alterations to CVS's original store, designed by a local Noe Valley architect, destined for the first floor of the old Tower Record Complex, making it more Castro friendly. Changes to the scope of the business from the original CVS proposal that the Corporation has agreed to include:
Another Planet CEO addresses 'misinformation' about Castro Theatre takeover, says future film schedule will meet market demand
Following last week's announcement about Another Planet Entertainment (APE) taking over operations at the historic theater, there's been a lot of public outcry, and APE's CEO says "there were a lot of assumptions made."