The shelves are stocked, the pharmacy is full of pills and the coolers are packed with AriZona tea. CVS is coming to the Mount Vernon Triangle.
The retailer will open its newest D.C. store near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 655 K Street NW on Sunday, according to a sign posted to the building’s front door. Workers could be seen putting the final touches on the new store earlier today.
The new store will span 10,000 square feet, as reported on the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District blog in March.
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Valentine’s Day is over, so it’s time for my favorite holiday — half off candy at CVS! If that doesn’t drown your sorrows, fret not as Girl Scout cookie season is upon us again. Now that you’re starting your day off right with a sweet outlook, let’s see what you missed in the news.
Chocolate City No More?
Known as ‘Chocolate City’ for years, DC is in danger of becoming more ‘vanilla,’ NPR shares with us. As home prices increase, African-Americans have begun leaving for more affordable suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. We take no responsibility for provoking another ‘what’s wrong with this city’s new residents with their tweets and gizmos’ screed from a certain Washington Post columnist for spreading this story.
From Tom Hay
The Logan Whole Foods is not the only business in the 1400 block of P Street undergoing some changes. The CVS Drugstore at 1418 P Street NW has made some improvements as well.
Among the changes:
- Four new self-service checkout stations.
- An expanded beverage and grocery aisle including frozen foods. Yes, you can now buy Lean Cuisine and Tombstone Pizza at CVS.
- They have also added some “urban” shopping carts to the store.