CVS Pharmacy, located at 110 Front St. in downtown Worcester, has announced that it will be closing its doors on November 1. The store, which became a CVS Pharmacy in 2005, is situated on the ground floor of the Mercantile Center, across from the Worcester Common.
This decision comes after the closure of a nearby COVID-19 testing site run by UMass Memorial Health earlier this year. Prescriptions from the downtown location will be transferred to the CVS Pharmacy at 400 Park Ave., according to CVS Pharmacy spokesperson Amy Thibault.
In a statement, Thibault cited various factors that contributed to the decision to close the store, including changes in local market dynamics, population shifts, and store density in the community. Ensuring continued access to pharmacy services and the presence of other geographic access points for the community were also considered.
Following the closure of the downtown store, the nearest CVS Pharmacy will be located at 400 Park Ave., a little over a mile away from downtown. Worcester will still have eight CVS Pharmacy locations in operation, including two on Lincoln Street.
This announcement reflects the dynamic nature of retail and the need for businesses to adapt to changing circumstances. CVS Pharmacy will continue to serve the Worcester community through its remaining locations, providing essential pharmacy services to residents.
– CVS Pharmacy’s website