June 2004 Membership Meeting

Gifford Park Association
General Membership Meeting-Focus on Lovellton
June 10, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Fran Cella, Paul and Jean Bednar, Pat and Dave Segel, Julie Schmitt, Dan Miller, Pat Miller, Mark Billings, Vanessa Darnieder, Paul Durrenberger, Deborah Allen, Betty A. Sanders-Webber

General Information

GPA met with the developer, [name here], of the proposed Walgreens at the Lovellton site. The developer brought drawings and presentation boards of what the new Walgreens would look like, along with landscaping ideas.

A picture of the Lovellton site during which the building was a sanitarium was passed around. The street was brick at the time.

Truck deliveries will occur during the day on the Margaret Place side. This is also where the drive-through would be located. The developer made mention that the trucks that make deliveries to Walgreens are small trucks, not the usual large delivery trucks that are seen at grocery stores.

According to the developer, peak hours are from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and the noon hour for Walgreens traffic.

Store managers are directly responsible for their store, which means responsibility for trash, appearance, customer satisfaction, complaints, etc.

Walgreens is moving away from in-store shopping complexes to stand-alone stores. Walgreens is also moving towards a residential, neighborhood family store, and would like people to be able to walk from their homes to the store location. Yet, they want to look like a business, not a house.

Bike racks would be added.

This particular Walgreens would not have a liquor license, and Walgreens is canceling most of their existing liquor licenses.