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Posted: Monday, 24 March 2014 11:10PM

Neighbors Of Proposed CVS Not About To End Their Fight Against Proposal

The battle between St. Joseph residents who live near where a CVS Pharmacy is being proposed and the developers continues to play out. Christine Barker lives on Myrtle Avenue and remains 100% opposed to the store being built across the street from her house where Florin Funeral Home now stands.


Barker tells WSJM News she just bought her home in December and there is no way she would have done it had she known these plans were in the works.


Developer Eric Harvey tells our newsroom that he and his business partners remain open to speaking with residents at any time about their concerns, and adds they have made changes to their proposal based on feedback. He's also offered homeowners in the immediate vicinity $5,000 each, which infuriates Barker.


Harvey is planning to be before the St. Joseph Planning Commission a second time on April 10. Developers pulled the request on March 6 before a vote could proceed. He sent our newsroom a statement earlier this week in response to a TV news report out of South Bend on the battle. In it, Harvey says something is going to go in when Florin leaves, and it's "unreasonable" to him that residents who live just a few hundred feet from a state highway would not expect growth and development. His full statement can be read on and on


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