Closure of the Westland pharmacy at the beginning of May

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Westland CVS customers will have one less option in early May.

The pharmacy at 7250 N. Venoy on the northeast corner of Warren will close on May 3, according to signage posted on the door and employees working inside.

Located in the Hunter Park Plaza, signs on the door of the pharmacy point to customers needing prescriptions filled at CVS stores on Middlebelt and Warren Roads or Hunter and Wayne Roads in Westland.

Inside, the store empties more and more, with several products, including DVDs, on sale for up to 75% off. One type of product is still abundant on the shelves: alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine remain, although signs around the store indicate that due to the closure they cannot be sold.

The closure is part of CVS’s plan to close 900 stores in three yearsa strategy announced at the end of 2021.

“Maintaining access to pharmacy services in our communities is an important factor we consider when making store closure decisions,” the company said in a statement to Hometown Life. “Other factors include local market dynamics, changes in population, a community’s store density, and ensuring that there are other geographic access points to meet community needs, including COVID-19 tests and vaccinations.”

The company said store employees are being offered positions at one of Westland’s other CVS locations.

Once CVS closes, it will leave two businesses operating in this immediate part of the center: a nail salon and the Chinese restaurant Yun’s Village.

CVS is just the latest pharmacy to close in western Wayne County. A Rite Aid pharmacy recently closed in Six Mile and Inkster in Livonia in recent weeks.

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Contact reporter David Veselenak at [email protected] or 734-678-6728. Follow him on Twitter @davidveselenak.

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