New CVS store, Charter Fitness coming to Wheaton

  • A new CVS store will soon be built near the Danada Square East shopping center off Naperville Road.

    A new CVS store will soon be built near the Danada Square East shopping center off Naperville Road. Associated Press

Updated 6/23/2015 4:59 PM

Wheaton's Danada Square East shopping center will be getting a new look with the proposed construction of a nearby CVS drugstore and the opening later this year of a Charter Fitness.

The Wheaton City Council recently approved a zoning application that allows CVS to demolish the three-story bank and office building at 2000 S. Naperville Road and build a 13,000-square-foot store with a drive-through lane and electronic message board.


During a planning and zoning board meeting, representatives for the developer said CVS has been looking for a second location in Wheaton for some time because the company's existing store at Roosevelt Road and Blanchard Street has higher-than-average sales.

The new store, which will be across the street from a Walgreens Pharmacy, is expected to generate about 12 jobs.

Jim Kozik, the city's director of planning and economic development, said demolition is expected to begin this summer and an opening could occur in late spring 2016.

A little farther north, a Spirit Halloween store is set to move into the vacant storefront at 1790 S. Blanchard St. this fall, next to Office Depot. Kozik said this will be the second year the temporary store has occupied the space.

As for other developments in Danada East -- which has been under new ownership for more than a year -- Kozik said talks are under way to address two large vacancies.

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"The owner of the center is working on re-tenanting the old Dominick's space," he said. "They have plans to divide Dominick's into three retail uses. Two of three are close on deals."

Kozik said two food tenants also are interested in occupying the former IHOP restaurant at 167 Danada Square East. Earlier this year, city officials said an Italio and Moe's Southwest Grill would be moving into the space, but Kozik said those deals fell through.

The Charter Fitness, which is moving into the old MC Sports space at 71 Danada Square East, already is accepting memberships.

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