The CVS drugstore at Portsmouth Boulevard and Belmont Ridge Road sits across the street from the beleaguered Village at Belmont Greene shopping center. Now, this seemingly cursed corner will suffer another blow when the CVS shuts its doors for good on March 11.
The news has been circulating for more than a week now and tonight, a CVS store manager confirmed it for The Burn.
The Village at Belmont Greene shopping center has seemed to struggle ever since the Bloom grocery store closed in 2010. Without an anchor store, the parking lot is usually nearly empty, although several businesses have continued to find success there including a TopKick martial arts studio and a Ledo’s Pizza.
The Belmont Greene CVS (which has an address on Eastern Kingbird Plaza) may not technically be part of the nearby shopping center, but it’s location directly across the street means it experiences the same challenges other businesses have faced at this location. When it closes next month, it will leave only a Wells Fargo bank branch on that side of the street.
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