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Rebuilding of Closed CVS/pharmacy Stores in Baltimore Underway
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Demolition of closed Pennsylvania Ave. store begins Friday, August 28 to make way for a new store at same location
Reopenings expected by end of the year
August 27, 2015, Woonsocket, Rhode Island: CVS/pharmacy announced today that it plans to reopen by the end of the year its two Baltimore stores that sustained heavy fire damage during protest activity last April.
Demolition work at the closed CVS/pharmacy at 2509 Pennsylvania Avenue will begin tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM. The store will be completely rebuilt and it is scheduled to reopen by the end of this year. CVS/pharmacy is also renovating its closed store at 2560 West Franklin Street and it is scheduled to reopen in the Fall.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Demolition work at 2509 Pennsylvania Ave. (corner of North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue) will begin at 7:00 AM on August 28, 2015.
“CVS/pharmacy is committed to serving the Baltimore community and we look forward to bringing back our two stores better than ever,” said Helena Foulkes, President of CVS/pharmacy. “When these stores reopen, we will be providing our customers and patients an enhanced selection of groceries and healthy food options along with the quality pharmacy care they have come to depend upon from CVS/pharmacy.”
Employees who worked at the closed stores have been serving their customers at other Baltimore locations over the past few months. Those employees will welcome their customers back to their neighborhood CVS/pharmacy once they reopen.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with over 7,800 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.