Springfield officials and members of the business community help kick off construction of new pharmacy.
The Walgreens slated for the intersection of Morris, Maple, and Meisel Avenues officially started construction this week with the site's groundbreaking on Thursday, Dec. 20. Representatives of Springfield's business community and government joined the property owners in the ceremonial groundbreaking.
The businesses will occupy space at Echo Executive Plaza Office by Route 22.
Earlier this month, the developers of the Echo Executive Plaza Offices and shopping center announced two new tenants were coming to the newly renovated building: national pharmacy chain Walgreens and Community First Bank. In a release, developers Larken Associates announced that they signed two leases for 12,000 square feet of space at the Mountain Ave. office building. Walgreen's will take up 8,242 square feet at the building and Community First Bank will occupy 3,638 square feet. Larken purchased the office building last year, and has since undertaken significant renovations of the property. "The addition of a prominent national retailer and respected local bank to the growing roster of tenants at Echo Executive Plaza Office building is …