CVS at Wells + Huron

Less Than 25,000SF, Renovation, Less Than $5 Million

CVS at Wells + Huron

Chicago, Illinois

T.M.Crowley, the nation’s largest CVS developer, called on Leopardo to build the new CVS River North Chicago location at the intersection of Wells and Huron streets. Leopardo demolished the existing structure down to the steel core and rebuilt a new 8,585-square-foot store, featuring a fully-staffed pharmacy and photo development center. Project highlights included:

  • 8,585-SF renovation of an existing space
  • Walk-in cooler, fully-staffed pharmacy, photo development center and numerous product display structures to accommodate CVS’s large product selection
  • Installed a new roof, MEP and security systems, exterior skin, interior finishes, concrete sidewalks and worked in conjunction with Motivate to temporarily relocate 27 Divvy bikes
  • New exterior consists of Nichiha fiber cement panels, prefinished aluminum composite panels, imported black granite from Zimbabwe and a glass storefront
  • Coordinated deliveries and construction efforts to minimize the impact on busy traffic, neighboring businesses and residents
  • 32 CVS national account vendors coordinated with subcontractors to furnish and install materials
  • Construction took place while adjacent connected businesses remained open and operational, and the project was delivered on time and on budget while meeting the high-quality standards of CVS
  • Leopardo worked with CDOT, the Bureau of Forestry, Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Bureau and the alderman to coordinate the phased closure of streets and sidewalks along Wells and Huron during construction