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The updated CVS site plan shown here was approved by the City Council Monday evening. The access on Vermillion Street is subject to MnDOT approval. Image courtesy of the City of Hastings

City council approves CVS site plan: Question of highway access falls to MnDOT

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This week, Hastings Gift, Garden and Floral shut its doors for the time being. It’s one of the most visible effects of a proposal from CVS Pharmacy to build a store there that would take up the entire block.


On Monday evening, CVS representatives from Velmeir Companies presented a site plan to the Hastings City Council and asked the city’s approval to move forward on the project. They got the approval, but there’s still some uncertainty about the development’s future.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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