CVS Closes After Two Decades in Norwood

CVS Closes After Two Decades in Norwood
by David Greene

Residents of Norwood are asking themselves why a successful chain store has closed after nearly two decades.

On March 18, customers were informed that the giant CVS store located at 310 East Gun Hill Road, would be shutting it’s doors for the last time.

The giant store store takes up a quarter of the block that it shared with a supermarket as well as private houses and apartment buildings.

Customers shop for the last time at the CVS on East Gun Hill Road in Norwood.--Photo by David Greene

Customers shop for the last time at the CVS on East Gun Hill Road in Norwood.–Photo by David Greene

Sully Bravo seemed annoyed when she stated, “I’m sad, now I have to walk all the way down to Bainbridge Avenue about 10 blocks away. I have no idea why there closing, I asked myself the same question.”

In 2015 the popular Freilich Jewelers on East 204 Street shut, followed by the closing of McDwayer’s Pub, a neighborhood staple for the last 50 years. Even the Eden Florist recently shut after many years on East Gun Hill Road.

A second customer fumed, “It’s inconvenient but what are you going to do, businesses are closing all over the place. I think it’s because people are stealing.”

A customer makes his last purchase at the CVS store at 310 East Gun Hill Road.--Photo by David Greene

A customer makes his last purchase at the CVS store at 310 East Gun Hill Road.–Photo by David Greene

“I guess I have to go to Rite Aid because it’s closer,” replied Ranger Paulino, who’d been shopping at CVS for the last 10 years.

The manager of CVS had stated that no employee would lose their job, but could not provide a reason for the closing, but customers were speculating.

A small sign tells customers of the stores closing at the end of March after nearly 20 years.--Photo by David Greene

A small sign tells customers of the stores closing at the end of March after nearly 20 years.–Photo by David Greene

Another customer claimed, “There closing because everyone is stealing. The store is always busy, but no one is buying anything.”

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