CVS Pharmacy relocating to expand and better serve customers

As motorists enter Sylva on Highway 107 North, new construction is evident in front of the Ingles Supermarket near the intersection of Highway 107 and East Webster Rd.

Construction on the new CVS Pharmacy is progressing rapidly, and will soon be complete. CVS Pharmacy will be moving from its current location beside Ingles in the shopping center to a new outparcel closer to the road.

Sarah Plaster, an employee at CVS, said that the move is an attempt to provide more variety and better service to CVS customers, adding that the current store is an older, Revco style store, and the new store will “update with more space, as well as an updated pharmacy.”

When asked about new job creation, she responded that a couple of positions may be created, but the majority of the staff will be those who are employed at the current location. Plaster said that the hours of operation are determined by corporate management, and are the major reason why few new jobs will be offered.

 “We project that construction will be completed sometime around April of next year,” Plaster said.

The new store enables CVS to better compete with the Rite-Aid at the intersection of Highway 107 and Asheville Highway. The new store will also feature several new amenities, including a drive-through pharmacy to provide more convenient service to CVS customers.