Drug Mart Plans Move — What Should Replace It?
The business at 4044 Fishcreek Rd. wants to move down the street to a location that has more space.
Discount Drug Mart plans to continue to save you the run around in Stow — but in a new location soon.
The store is waiting for the final go-ahead from council, but it wants to leave the space at 4044 Fishcreek Rd. and build a new store at 3956 Fishcreek Rd.
Planning Director Rob Kurtz said the space will be 27,000-square-feet and will have a brick exterior. The new location allows for 111 parking spaces and there will be a more accessible drive-thru lane.
Several weeks ago, the planning commission OK'd the plans.
David Howe, the architect for building, said Drug Mart wants to move for two reasons: more space and more recognition.
"The present building is smaller than what they'd like. Plus, they feel the recognition from the people on the road is not quite as good as they would like," Howe said. "They think this location will be more visible and will help the volume of business. The drive-thru will be much handier than the one now is back behind the building."
The move isn't finalized yet, but if it is — what would Stow residents like to see in the soon-to-be former Drug Mart space?