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CVS Pharmacy #5766, 1520 Taylor Street: Feb 2010   25 comments

Posted at 10:31 pm in stores

I first wrote about this building in a closing for The Big T (Taylor Street Pharmacy).

After The Big T sold out, CVS ran the old pharmacy as one of its stores for a number of years though it was no longer a 24-hour store, and in fact was not even open on Sundays. I guess the rise of 24 hour Wal-Marts pretty much obviated the need for an all-night store, and the downtown location was just not a draw anymore for residential shoppers.

As of today (10 Feb 2010) it appears that they are still moving things out of the building. There was a rental truck in the lot, and I saw a couple of people go in and out.

UPDATE 9 March 2011: Added the store number (5766) based on the comments.

UPDATE 10 March 2011 -- Remodeling work is ongoing, and some of the original Taylor Street Pharmacy signage is visible now:

Written by ted on February 10th, 2010

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25 Responses to 'CVS Pharmacy #5766, 1520 Taylor Street: Feb 2010'

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  1. CVS as a company is actually quite healthy, they had a great earnings report recently. So this particular store was just probably underperforming greatly what with all the new CVS's added to Columbia in the last two years like the one on Blossom and the one across from the Koger Center.

    Mike D

    11 Feb 10 at 8:04 am

  2. I talked to someone with CVS about this store. They said this store closed because the owner of the property did not want to renew the lease with CVS.

    Tom

    11 Feb 10 at 10:21 am

  3. Hmm. That would argue that they already have something else lined up for it.

    ted

    11 Feb 10 at 11:30 am

  4. I'm betting the bad neighborhood had an awful lot to do with it.

    jamie

    11 Feb 10 at 11:46 am

  5. re:
    Hmm. That would argue that they already have something else lined up for it.

    yah why would someone turn down such a blue chip tenant as a CVS??

    Mike D

    11 Feb 10 at 12:51 pm

  6. Although one might say the neighborhood around the store was "bad," it actually had a lot of foot traffic from the large USC office building (1600 Hampton) a block away. I know this branch will be missed by those of us who needed an aspirin, Coke, etc.

    Beth

    12 Feb 10 at 11:08 am

  7. Here in Michigan, CVS bought all the Arbor Drugs locations and closed about 90% of them within a year. They're still strong in Grand Rapids and Detroit -- which says a lot, since Rite Aid has been our dominant drugstore after they bought out Perry Drugs in 1995.

    Bobby P.

    12 Feb 10 at 5:28 pm

  8. I don't know the details but it has become apparent to me in recent weeks that a church of some sort has set up shop inside this building

    Andrew

    4 Dec 10 at 10:11 pm

  9. i agree with tom, i heard someone said that too

    Aliina Jackson

    4 Feb 11 at 9:38 pm

  10. This afternoon, I noticed that some work was being done in that building. It likely has to do with the church I think has set up shop in this location lately. If I hear anything further, I'll say so...

    Andrew

    21 Feb 11 at 5:00 pm

  11. I moved to Washington, DC early in 1979 and at that time everyone I knew listened to WZLD that had it's studio in a tiny place on State St. in Cayce. I've not heard anyone mention this radio station on this page unless I have their call letters wrong, but does anyone remember this station. I think it was a generic radio station out of California.

    melton

    21 Feb 11 at 9:35 pm

  12. @melton, a quick search of the WZLD call letters yields this ontheradio.net page that says it was based out of Laurel, MS

    East of the Mississippi radio stations start with W and West of the Mississippi radio stations start with K.

    Andrew

    21 Feb 11 at 9:53 pm

  13. WZLD was 96.7 and according to this Wikipedia article:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WLTY

    first signed on on 07/11/74.

    Mike

    21 Feb 11 at 10:56 pm

  14. I remember it being called Z96 or something like that in the late 80's/early 90's.

    Dave

    21 Feb 11 at 11:40 pm

  15. @Melton -- by an amazing coincidence, see today's post..

    ted

    22 Feb 11 at 1:07 am

  16. Carl Jung called "amazing coincidences" synchronicities. I ask you, what are the odds that Melton would randomly comment on a long defunct radio station at right about the exact same time that Ted was getting ready to put up a post about the same radio station? Phenomenal odds! What does it mean? Hell if I know, I just observe them and marvel.

    Michael Taylor

    22 Feb 11 at 2:39 pm

  17. @Micheal, I understand what you an by synchronicities (and the marvel thereof). I've been an avid Coast to Coast AM listener for nearly 8 years now and there have been numerous examples talked about on that show and how some of them go down in an interesting manner.

    Andrew

    22 Feb 11 at 2:57 pm

  18. Yes indeed Andrew, good old Coast to Coast AM. I call it "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" for the radio. Haven't listened to it much since Art Bell left (maybe 10 years ago or so), but George Noory certainly has done a very respectable job in filling in Bell's shoes. Fun stuff for folks with a curious mind, but you have to be careful and not fall for everything that's presented as fact.

    Michael Taylor

    22 Feb 11 at 3:30 pm

  19. Yes indeed Andrew, good old Coast to Coast AM. I call it "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" for the radio. Haven't listened to it much since Art Bell left (maybe 10 years ago or so), but George Noory certainly has done a very respectable job in filling in Bell's shoes. Fun stuff for folks with a curious mind, but you have to be careful and not fall for everything that's presented as fact.

    Michael Taylor

    22 Feb 11 at 3:30 pm

  20. That's weird, I only clicked on the "Submit Comment" button once, but it posted twice. Maybe it's a Coast to Coast ghost in the machine ;-) Oh well, sorry for the redundancy.

    Michael Taylor

    22 Feb 11 at 3:33 pm

  21. I agree, I've learned to treat much of the info presented on C2C as 'theories' and some of them may be more plausible than others but I enjoy hearing what people have to say and contemplating the validity thereof

    Andrew

    22 Feb 11 at 5:56 pm

  22. I found this page that tells me that this was CVS pharmacy #05766

    Andrew

    7 Mar 11 at 10:27 pm

  23. OK, added the store number. I wonder if that really means there are close to 6000 CVS stores in the country..

    ted

    9 Mar 11 at 5:05 pm

  24. folks, Hawthorne Pharmacy is moving into this building (from where they currently are at Taylor & Bull and the portion Hawthorne isn't using is either an Endoscopy suite of some sort if memory serves me correctly

    Andrew

    26 Jan 12 at 11:26 pm

  25. @ted

    Not necessarily that many stores. Part of the number could be district and region numbers, or some such. One area in which I've never figured out the numbering schema is the military. I know that there's the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, but have no illusions that there are another 919 more across the country.

    Barc777

    17 Apr 12 at 5:45 pm

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