Rossmoor Shopping Center Redevelopment Leaps Forward With New CVS, Starbucks

May 21, 2018 10:00 am · 17 comments

Dramatic progress is underway as part of Rossmoor Shopping Center’s extensive redevelopment: the new CVS Pharmacy with drive up window opened on Sunday, and the new Starbucks, also with a drive-up window, is starting construction, planning to open in October.

The 14,500 square foot CVS Pharmacy features a wide assortment of health and beauty products and includes a full service pharmacy with a drive up window.

“CVS Pharmacy is thrilled to offer our best in class pharmacy services and broad assortment of the latest health and wellness and beauty products in this new location,” said Stephen LaBonge, regional director of real estate, CVS Pharmacy.

The new, 2,000 square foot Starbucks will feature its latest designs and innovations with an easy-access drive up window. “We look forward to welcoming the community and customers to our beautiful Rossmoor drive-thru and sharing some of the finest coffees from around the world served by our passionate and knowledgeable baristas,” said Claudia Carrola-Cheng, store development manager, Starbucks.

The phased redevelopment of the shopping center also includes a refreshed façade for Safeway, an upscale salon and new restaurants.

Fred May 21, 2018 at 10:02 AM

CVS opened yesterday

Shoulda Coulda May 21, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Any word on the names of the restaurants?
Will they have drive up windows too. I hope
they bring back Sandpipers.

Barbosa May 21, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Is a drive up window really a good idea in Rossmoor?

WC Res May 21, 2018 at 10:39 AM

Was just thinking the same, Barbosa. lol

Cowellian May 21, 2018 at 11:20 AM

It was difficult enough getting a seat in Starbucks before they decided that customers didn’t even have to make a purchase. Drive through is probably the only way for paying customers to get their Starbucks fix. Or maybe Starbucks could set up delivery service within Rossmoor.

Silva May 21, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Could get messy.

? May 21, 2018 at 1:48 PM

Hopefully, the remodel includes anti-vehicle barriers at all entrances and windows.

Maybe tank stoppers like you see on Omaha Beach in the movies?

Marianne May 21, 2018 at 7:17 PM

lol, well that’s a smile.

Citizen May 21, 2018 at 10:37 AM

My brother worked at Pipers a long time a go! I think that is what it was called.
Someone told Kentucky Fried Chicken and a yogurt place will be moving in.
Safeway is a disaster. They need to bulldoze the whole store and start over. Way too small for the number of customers. Long lines, narrow lanes. It is totally aggravating to go there. Just my humble opinion and information.

Ricardoh May 21, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Rossmoor should be far enough away from the homeless so they won’t be sitting around all day and using the toilets.

idiots everywhere May 21, 2018 at 11:42 AM

An improvement, but underwhelming design. Too bad they couldn’t work in some housing at this spot. Seems like a great spot for some lower income senior housing with bus link and many businesses geared towards serving the existing Rossmoor residents.

Ren Jen Jen May 21, 2018 at 11:58 AM

Our actual Grand Opening Day is Saturday, May 26th!

ANON May 21, 2018 at 1:51 PM

“Seems like a great spot for some lower income senior housing”
If you spent all your money on alcohol, drugs, smokes & gambeling when you were younger – too bad….
WC wants $$ for their tax base

WC May 22, 2018 at 9:35 AM

Fresno is a good place for lower income senior housing.

Shoulda Coulda May 21, 2018 at 6:01 PM

That area could use an upscale saloon,
not a salon. Or make it a combination
of both. A place where they clip ya for
your drinks.

Dr Jellyfinger May 21, 2018 at 6:47 PM

Gee Shoulda Coulda… you could get hair in your beer… yuk!

Reminds me of the story of the little girl who went to the barber shop with her dad…. seems dad needed a haircut so he gave his daughter a Hostess Twinkie to eat while he was in the chair to keep her busy…. it didn’t work, the little girl wandered up close to her dad and was curious… watching the barber snipping away on Dad’s hair.

Well….. the barber noticed the little girl standing so close and said “Little girl… Do you know you’re going to get hair on your Twinkie?”
And the little girl replied “Oh yes! I know that! …. and my boobies are going to get big too!”

LoL! Kids say the darnedest things!

Cant wait to move May 22, 2018 at 4:03 PM

I work in Rossmoor and all the employees are not looking forward to the drive thru window at CVS and Starbucks. This is going to be a mess for the Rossmoor residents. The police and fire dept will be busier than they already are.

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