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CVS is looking to anchor the office component of the new Hope + Flower residential mixed-use in DTLA. The proposed pharmacy, currently seeking a conditional use beverage (CUB) permit for the “sale and distribution of a full line of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption in conjunction,” would occupy 11,132 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, at 1212 S. Hope Street. Operating 24 hours a day, the new CVS would sit at the base of an existing five-story building which is flanked by two new residential high-rises.
“Facing the sidewalk throughout the storefront is a five-foot setback of shelving and full glass panel windows that provide enhanced visibility, safety, and general pedestrian experience,” according to the CUB filing. “This has been incorporated into new CVS floor plans based on new store feedback from the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and LAPD in support of ‘the new urban model’ design philosophy. It is meant to enhance retail
visibility, beautify storefronts that in past designs offered nothing but backs of shelves to pedestrian traffic, but under the new design, enhances safety for pedestrian traffic both inside and outside the store.”
It’s unclear when CVS would open its new DTLA location. Reps for the company on Friday did not immediately respond to a request for comment by What Now Los Angeles. Developer Onni Group in February opened Hope + Flower and as of June had leased more than half of its 730 rental residences. It was supposed to open in late-2019, sitting steps away from the Convention Center, LA LIVE, Staples Center, and more.