It’s Official: CVS Closes On
Gutted Cooperstown Motel
COOPERSTOWN – CVS Healthcare completed its purchase of the Cooperstown Motel property on Tuesday, according to Martin Tillapaugh, attorney for the estate of Al O’Brien, longtime motel owner.
The sale was near completion last summer, but was delayed by the Aug. 9 arson fire that gutted the property at Chestnut and West Beaver streets. CVS then needed to determine additional costs associated with clearing the property, as much of the rubble has to be taken to a specialize landfill near Buffalo.
Meanwhile, CVS has been going through the village regulatory process, with two more hearing – before HARB and the Planning Board – planned in the next two weeks.