Thursday, July 31, 2014

Retail Buzz: Corner Bakery Coming to Airway, CVS to Northeast

The location for a new Corner Bakery restaurant in East El Paso has been selected, according to an item on the City Plan Commission’s (CPC) agenda. The new eatery will be built at 1311 Airway Boulevard, at the intersection with Edgemere Boulevard.

The new Corner Bakery will be located at the northwest corner of Airway Boulevard and Edgemere Boulevard in East El Paso.

The restaurant will be built at the site of a former golf shop in front of a relatively new TownePlace Suites by Marriott. The GECU headquarters building is located across Edgemere. It will be the fourth Corner Bakery location in El Paso, with two also located on the East Side and another located on the West Side.

In the Northeast part of town, a CVS could be coming to a property near the corner of Dyer Street and Diana Drive. An item also set for consideration by the CPC has a label titled “CVS Subdivision,” though the site plan does not show the actual store.

The application includes two commercial lots totaling 1.97 acres, across Diana Street from the future Northgate Transit Oriented Development being advanced by the City of El Paso. Officials have remained mum on that project since the bidding period closed last year.

CVS has been steadily expanding in the city after opening its first store in Downtown El Paso in early 2013. Since then, it has opened a store on Zaragoza Road in the Lower Valley and has plans for a store on Mesa Street near UTEP and another on the East Side at McRae Boulevard and Wedgewood Drive.

No word on the timeline for either project. The CPC will consider both items at its July 31, 2014 meeting.