The first of the city's Broadway Gateway redevelopment projects has been completed.
The 13,013-square-foot CVS on South Broadway is now open after a quick construction schedule.
The CVS has 60 new parking spaces and single-lane drive thru that allows customers to pick up their prescriptions.
The Long Branch Planning Board approved Hartford Realty Group's application to build the drug store on a parcel bordered by Ocean Boulevard, South Broadway, North Broadway and Long Branch Avenue. The lot formerly contained an autobody shop and a used car lot known as Town Auto Sales that were both demolished in 2014.
The former property owners, Fuschia Triangle and Patty Cicalese, agreed to sell the property to First Hartford Realty Group in 2013 after years of litigation between themselves and the city. The city was able to settle the lawsuit and come up with the redevelopment plan to build the CVS on the property.
The CVS has more of a seaport look and was designed to have some of the features included in Pier Village such decorative lighting.