The Dollar Variety and Discount Store on Valley Street in Maplewood has closed in order to make way for a new CVS/pharmacy drugstore. Dollar Variety opened in May, 2011, replacing an A&P Supermarket which closed in 2010.
The new CVS will be the first South Orange/Maplewood location for the national drugstore. The new store will be 13,346 square feet, and will have a drive-thru window. The project was approved by the Maplewood Township Planning Board, 5-2, back in January.
Employees of a sign company were seen removing the Dollar Variety signs from the exterior of the store on Thursday afternoon. A sign on the front door simply read 'Close'. Demolition of the building is expected to begin in the near future.
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