According to several sources, a new CVS Pharmacy is planned for the southwest corner of S. Shepherd Dr. and West Alabama St., across the street from the Trader Joe’s in the Alabama Shopping Center. The owners of Roeder’s Pub, Oaks Cleaners, Ruchi’s Taqueria El Rincon de Mexico, and Neon Nail received notice from the landlord of the Shepherd Corner shopping center in late August that their leases would be terminated by the end of November.
Patrons of Oaks Cleaners at 2103 West Alabama St. are being referred to the company’s 2 other locations (the closest is in the Avalon Place shopping center on Westheimer at Bellmeade); Roeder’s Pub, at 3116 S. Shepherd Dr., is searching for a new spot. The shopping center is notable for its site plan, which has businesses fronting S. Shepherd Dr. and has its parking lot in the back, accessed from West Alabama St.
A plan by developer Read King to build a multi-story development containing 250 apartments and 30,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the site fell through 3 years ago. A plan earlier this year to turn the site into a CVS fell apart, but a reconstituted redevelopment deal appears to be in place this time, a source tells Swamplot.
- Previously on Swamplot: The Shops and Apartments Planned for the Block South of the Alabama Theater
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