CVS Pharmacy plans to open its new location on 66th Street and Penn Avenue March 4 and the city seems to be split on whether this store is right for Richfield.
Members of the Penn Central of Richfield neighborhood group have expressed hope that CVS will improve the Penn Avenue business corridor and "encourage additional investment by businesses and property owners."
"Being a popular draw, CVS will ideally boost patronage at other neighboring businesses," an article on the group's website stated.
A Richfield Patch reader, identifying himself on our site only as Rod, reminded readers of another pharmacy once located in the same spot.
"CVS will be a huge improvement to the corner of Penn and 66th street. We are not adding another drug store but are replacing the one that was there for years. Namely, Kinsmor Drugstore."
While not many have denied the pharmacy will improve the corner, many still feel the store is too close to other pharmacies.
Ann Delaney wrote: "It was a stupid idea letting CVS build a store in that location when we have so many other pharmacies available in this small area. I live only two blocks from there, but you won't see me patronizing CVS."
Brie Schultz wrote: "Why does the city council continue to green light developments that are already within a mile radius from the Richfield/Edina/Bloomington border (i.e. Target, Home Depot, CVS)? In the past they have discussed wanting Richfield to be unique and wanting to attract people to come here, but we always end up with the most vanilla results."
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