CVS, the national drug retailer, may join the Panera Bread Company and the Marshall's Mega Shoe Outlet as the newest tenants in the Shop Rite shopping plaza at 711-741 N. Bedford Road in Bedford Hills.
CVS also operates a store just down the road, at 360 N. Bedford Road in Mt. Kisco. The pharmacy chain, based in Woonsocket, RI, operates more than 7,000 stores which fill more than one billion prescriptions per year.
Representatives from Diamond Properties, the Mt. Kisco-based property owner, will go before Bedford's planning board Tuesday night to seek a parking variance to allow for the construction of a drive-through window.
If the parking change is not approved, CVS may decide to pull the plug, according to Jim Diamond, owner of Diamond Properties.
"They'll make a decision at that time," he said.
CVS is planning to move to the north side of the plaza—now called "Bedford Green on 117." Shop Rite as the anchor tenant, in addition to Wines and Spirits of Westchester, the Pet Pub and J & M Deli, among others.
Diamond Properties acquired the 120,000 square foot shopping center in 2008. The site was in need of a facelift, he said, and they got to work right away.
"We started the renovation in 2009; the previous facade was on the building for a long time. We're finished with the façade, and have plans before the town for the parking lot and the landscaping."
Marshall's Mega Shoe Outlet opened last spring, and the Panera Bread Company is slated to open the first week in August.
The Mt. Kisco-based company owns 2 million square feet of property in Northern Westchester, including the Grand Prix warehouse at 333 N. Bedford Road, where its offices are located, and 532 N. Bedford Road, home of Pedigree Ski Shop and the World of Golf.
Check back with Patch for updates on changes to the plaza.