It was just two weeks ago, we had snow everywhere, like the above picture. Has the sudden thaw altered the landscape at this infamous corner? Not yet!
WALGREEN’S isn’t here yet, but the prospect of commercial development on the corner of Broadway and E Chester Street looms in the near future. Even as we come to terms with the snails pace of action from our government, I have dabbled in the notion of hope that the former Laundromat site will become the treasured Pharmacy we were promised.
The prolonged brownfield recovery process was extended a few extra months due to the incomplete site work. Through some imagined breakdown in communication, the central slab portion of the property had been omitted from the testing and curing of the eco-disaster that it was.
In conversation with Mayor Sottile this week, I got assurances that WALGREEN’S would be breaking ground by the middle of April. I know I will post updates on the progress as it happens.
Will the new and well lit pharmacy diminish the ghetto image of the CITGO corner?