New CVS, Cumberland Farms seen as key to Springfield development

CVS or Cumberland Farms may not sound like exciting additions to Springfield’s retail mix. But they are necessary, if unglamorous, additions if Springfield wants people to work, play, shop and live in the downtown, said developer Charles Irving of Boston-based Davenport Companies. This firm has a deal with CVS to build a $2 million store in its Davenport Square property across Main Street from the $960 million MGM Springfield casino.

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