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CVS Pharmacy, 1013 Broad River Road: Late January 2014   16 comments

Posted at 12:38 am in closing

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I find it a little curious that the CVS in Broad River Centre near Greystone Boulevard has closed. The co-located Food Lion does a good business (and does not have a pharmacy). In addition, there is only one other drug store in the general area, and that's a Rite Aid, and a) It's not that close and b) Why send them customers? (The actual CVS location that prescriptions are being redirected to is way down at Saint Andrews Road, probably not a good alternative for folks in this area).

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

UPDATE 6 February 2019 -- Now Beauty World:

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Written by ted on February 20th, 2014

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  1. looks like the one that closed by our bi-lo on boone hill rd it closed and moved a few miles down the rd and opened a bigger store but it did not stay vacant for long a family dollar open in it spot within a few monthes

    sean

    20 Feb 14 at 1:50 pm

  2. Hi,

    When I was a rep for RJ Reynolds Tobacco I use to call on this store. It was a very high theft store then and I am pretty sure nothing has changed now. I would be shocked if that is not caused them to close this store.

    William

    20 Feb 14 at 4:14 pm

  3. It may be possible they have already started closing some of their lower profitable stores. CVS, the nations largest pharmacy chain in overall sales, announced they would stop selling tobacco products at all of their 7600 stores by October of this year. It has been said this is good corporate citizenship but, the decision to stop selling tobacco products will result in a 2 billion dollar lose in revenue annually. OUCH!!!

    Rick

    20 Feb 14 at 4:46 pm

  4. If I were a shareholder, I'd be pretty sore..

    Where do you stop? It's not like the aisles of candy, chips and soda are particularly healthy..

    ted

    20 Feb 14 at 6:07 pm

  5. I have always thought it odd that you could buy cigarettes at the front counter, but if you were sick and had to pick up a prescription you had to walk all the way to the back of the building.

    Terry

    20 Feb 14 at 10:38 pm

  6. I've always wondered why tobacco products have been singled out and no one seems to want to address the problems that alcohol causes so may people in this country. I read something lately that said about 20% of Americans are addicted to cigarettes. I wonder what the percentage of people addicted to alcohol would be?

    Homer

    20 Feb 14 at 11:52 pm

  7. I was once told that this store biggest seller was money orders. As was pointed out earlier, it was a high theft store and actually did not have a pharmacy inside (it was also closed on Sundays.)

    The address on the sign is for the CVS at the corner of Broad River and St. Andrews Rd. no the nearby Rite Aide

    Tom

    21 Feb 14 at 6:39 am

  8. I had thought that this CVS would close and move out to a spot where they'd have the capability to construct a drive-thru pharmacy like they just got finished doing on Garners Ferry Road (moving out of East Pointe Plaza in the process). It sounds like the same thing happened with the boone hill rd location Sean referenced. It wouldn't surprise me to see CVS work to do something like that at Polo Plaza (Two Notch and Polo Road).

    Theft issues can't help. I don't know how drugstores are, but if they're like grocery stores, their profit margins are very small (even in the best of times economically) and can't afford to keep operating in areas where the little profit is literally walking out the door. It's a major reason why grocery stores in low income neighborhoods close (and why it's tough to convince them to open one up in the first place)...

    Andrew

    22 Feb 14 at 6:20 pm

  9. @Andrew-70% of a drugstores profits come from their pharmacy. As mentioned before, this one did not have a pharmacy, because it was not profitable enough, which says a lot. Also stores that sell money orders hardly makes any profit out of them (though their corporate hq gets some because of volume) So take a drug store that does not have a pharmacy, but sells a lot of money orders and has a high theft problem and it easy to see why they closed this location.

    Tom

    23 Feb 14 at 8:29 am

  10. The fact that airlines have to announce that it's federal law not to tamper or destroy a lavatory smoke detector pretty much tells me all I need to know about smokers.

    On top of that, take a look at the ground the next time you're at an exit coming off the interstate and you're stopped at a traffic light. Why do smokers trash the environment like it's not a problem?

    EJ

    24 Feb 14 at 9:51 am

  11. I don't know why anyone is saying this cvs didn't have a pharmacy. I worked there several years ago and it most certainly did have a pharmacy.

    So yes, you combine a small store with low sales, high theft, and the fact that cvs has moved away from shopping center/strip mall stores, and you have the reasons that this one was closed.

    Scott

    4 Mar 14 at 3:32 pm

  12. Yeah, I was wondering about that given the sign transferring prescriptions..

    ted

    4 Mar 14 at 6:15 pm

  13. I was told by the Manager that the store was being closed primarily because it did not have a drive thru.

    Dick

    30 Mar 14 at 11:28 am

  14. As DLC Management has the challenge of trying to backfill this CVS, it looks as if Family Dollar will be moving across the street...

    Andrew

    3 Sep 14 at 12:28 am

  15. Beauty World is in the process of setting up shop in this spot...

    Andrew

    29 Dec 16 at 8:01 pm

  16. Beauty World is now open...

    Andrew

    8 Jan 17 at 10:43 pm

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