Walgreens architecture will be reviewed by PTC planners
The architecture for a Walgreens drugstore which will replace Peachtree City’s Ruby Tuesday restaurant will be reviewed by the city’s planning commission at an upcoming meeting.
The Ruby Tuesday will be razed to make way for the Walgreen’s at the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.
The Walgreens will be three times the size of the existing restaurant. A company representative has assured the city that despite the larger footprint, all the existing landscaping surrounding the store off Peachtree Parkway and Hwy. 54 will remain.
The planning commission in June made it clear that the architecture for the store is incredibly important given the prominence of the intersection.
Commission Chairman Patrick Staples told a Walgreens representative in June that the store should be unique and void of the company’s corporate architecture.
“Really no matter what we do on this corner, you’re gonna have a big old building,” Staples said. “... It has to look special. That’s a special corner in Peachtree City. To me that’s a critical factor.”
Once complete, the Walgreens will be immediately next door to one of its fiercest competitors: Rite-Aid.
That has drawn criticism from some residents but since the property is zoned for commercial use, the city has no legal standing to halt Walgreens’ efforts.
The company is hoping to break ground by Jan. 1 with a store opening date in September 2011.