Value World to Move Into Vacated Drug Mart
As soon as construction of the new Discount Drug Mart at the former Ganley Auto dealership, the second-hand chain store is expected to take over.
Value World, a second-hand clothing store with operations in three states, is coming to Lakewood.
But first, the Discount Drug Mart at 11900 Detroit Avenue must complete its move a few blocks west, to the property of the former Ganley auto dealership at the corner of Cohassett and Detroit avenues.
“They’re moving in when we vacate that store,” said Tim Moran, the construction and development manager for Discount Drug Mart. “My goal is May of 2013.”
Value World's Cleveland location, near W. 107th Street and Lorain Avenue, is expected to close its doors.
A real estate transaction has not yet been made, however earlier this year, Lakewood City Council OK’d a measure that paved the way for Discount Drug Mart to take control of a portion of city-owned land that allows better access to the commercial property at 11900 Detroit Avenue.
City officials said the move made the location a “more viable commercial property” should the drug store chain decide to vacate the property.
Last Thursday, after months of back-and-forth, the city’s architectural board of review gave its stamp of approval on the final proposal.
Demolition of the existing Ganley structure and an adjacent apartment building is expected to begin by the end of the month.
Construction of the new $5 million Discount Drug Mart will begin shortly afterward.