Uncertain future for proposed Columbia CVS location

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Wednesday, September 09 2015 Sep 9, 2015 Wednesday, September 09, 2015 1:52:00 PM CDT September 09, 2015 in News
By: Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - CVS went back to the drawing board Wednesday after a Columbia City Council decision halting plans for a store. The council voted Tuesday night against the company's plan to move a sewer line and get closer to building. The council made the decision in a narrow 4-3 vote.

A representative with the company told KOMU 8 on Wednesday CVS doesn't agree with the city council's decision.

"We are disappointed with last night's decision and we will be considering our options," the representative said.

This comes after about two years of a back-and-forth debate between CVS and the Columbia City Council.

KOMU 8 News spoke with two city council members before Tuesday night's meeting. Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser said she was in support of the plan while Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala said he was against it.

"I'm inclined not to support the easement ... because of the non-functional second floor," Skala said.

Nauser said she was previously concerned when the company said it wouldn't move the sewer lines, but with the change, she said she was in favor of it.

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid also expressed his support for the CVS store moving forward, but with the council's most recent decision, the future of a CVS store in Columbia is up in the air.

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