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CVS Pharmacy, 2571 Forest Drive: 25 May 2021   9 comments

Posted at 10:45 pm in closing

















I'm sure I must have been in this CVS at one time or another, but I can't recall it if so.

The Post & Courier says:

CVS apparently is looking to trim its network of locations, so it is letting go of the location as its lease expires despite the strong commuter traffic that moves along the corridor daily, Mills said.

In the event, the closure was finalized on 25 May.

I will say that the drive-through here was a bit awkward.

(Hat tip to commenter Larry)

UPDATE 5 July 2022: Add word "Pharmacy" to post title.

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9 Responses to 'CVS Pharmacy, 2571 Forest Drive: 25 May 2021'

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  1. Im not surprised there are about 6 drug stores on Forest.

    Dan R

    22 Jun 21 at 5:12 pm

  2. I saw an article a year or so ago that aid that CVS was going to start experimenting with smaller stores that were similar to the Medicine Marts, mostly a pharmacy with a small selection of OTC drugs. This make sense given when you consider that around 90% of a chain drug stores profit comes from the pharmacy alone.


    24 Jun 21 at 6:49 am

  3. Once they quit selling tobacco products there wasn't much reason to go there, unless you needed to pick up medicine.

    Mr Bill

    24 Jun 21 at 4:51 pm

  4. As someone who has never been a smoker the decision to quit selling tobacco didn't make a difference to me (frankly it wouldn't hurt my feelings in Walgreens follows suit)...I would get photos printed there but this CVS didn't have the machine to do it but I did have an elderly aunt that I took care of that she got her prescriptions there (and she knew the store's layout well) but she passed last September which meant I didn't have a reason to go to this particular one anymore (I'm kinda glad she didn't live to see this one close). Plus this one didn't have the photo printer machine I did have a receptacle to dispose old medications and idk which other CVS locations have them...

    I remember when the closing of Walmart #4379 was announced The State had a list of top 10 places City of Columbia police were dispatched to and I was surprised to see this CVS make the list (#9 or #10 after several Walmarts were at the top) and I have a feeling that those type of issues played a role as well.


    25 Jun 21 at 9:09 am

  5. CVS quit selling photos so it could partner with the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society. Personally, I never felt it made any sense for a drug store to sell tobacco products, beer, wine or liquor.
    Incidentally, New York City passed a law a few years back banning the sale of cigarettes in drug stores.


    25 Jun 21 at 3:38 pm

  6. Photos cause lung cancer?


    25 Jun 21 at 9:35 pm

  7. @Kenneth. Meant cigarettes. Actually the the chemicals used in film processing can cause cancer.


    26 Jun 21 at 6:42 am

  8. Way back in the day as they say (1970ish) this location had a very old clapboard building. Bare wood with no paint on it. It was an old fashioned general store kind of place with a walk up window outside for fried chicken etc to go. Wish I could remember the name of it.


    30 Jun 21 at 11:02 am

  9. Ednas #2?


    30 Jun 21 at 11:39 am

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