Thursday, March 16, 2017
Bethesda CVS Pharmacy at Wisconsin & Bradley to close in April
CVS says their new pharmacy in Target will open on April 4, 2017 - five days earlier than Target's announced opening date for the Bethesda store. That suggests the Target may open prior to the announced date of April 9. This is the first CVS store to close in Bethesda history, by my recollection. The Arlington Road CVS ceased to offer its trademark 24-hour pharmacy counter in December 2015, after being hit hard by Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer's "nighttime economy" disaster that shuttered late night businesses all over Bethesda.
So you won't have to do anything, if the current store is your CVS location. Parking to pick up your prescriptions at the new Target CVS location? Well, that's another story - you're on your own to face that nightmare. Fortunately, several other CVS stores remain, including Arlington Road, a second one up Wisconsin at Cheltenham Drive, and on Sangamore Road in the Shops at Sumner Place shopping center.
Meanwhile, it's hard not to notice that the ground floor retail in the Adagio is beginning to struggle. There's already vacant space there, and now another large tenant is departing with the CVS move.