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J. Crew and CVS Are Coming to Downtown Athens

An artist’s rendering of Georgia Heights.

A CVS pharmacy and a J. Crew factory store will be among the ground-floor commercial tenants in the Georgia Heights student housing development under construction in the old SunTrust Bank parking lot between Broad, Lumpkin, Clayton and Hull streets downtown.

The 13,000 square-foot CVS is expected to open in 2016. It will offer pharmacy service, personal care products, groceries and digital photo services, according to a news release.

Clothing retailer J. Crew has leased 6,000 square feet fronting on Clayton Street.

Dahlonega-based Dress Up Boutique, a women’s clothing store, is leasing 2,600 square feet on Clayton Street.

D.P. Dough, a college-town calzone chain with late delivery service, is also opening in the development.

Georgia Heights is a six-story, 292-bedroom luxury apartment building with one-, two- and four-bedroom units and 43,000 square feet of commercial space. It’s scheduled to open next month.

The development’s website doesn’t list rents, except that double-occupancy one-bedroom apartments are available for $625 a month per person.