Bethesda CVS To Close as Target Opens With Its Own CVS Pharmacy

​The convenience store is one of many locations closing nationally as company shifts focus


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The upcoming Target location in Bethesda, with signage for the CVS Pharmacy inside.

Joe Zimmermann

A CVS Pharmacy in downtown Bethesda plans to close before a Target that includes its own CVS Pharmacy opens across the street, according to a company spokeswoman.

The CVS at 6700 Wisconsin Ave. will close April 8, according to an email from Stephanie Cunha, a public relations manager for CVS. The Target plans to open April 9 in the Shops of Wisconsin retail center on the opposite side of the street near the Trader Joe’s.

Prescriptions for customers who patronize the existing CVS will be automatically transferred to the pharmacy inside Target, Cunha wrote, or customers can choose to pick up their prescriptions from another location.

The company is working to transfer employees from the Wisconsin Avenue locations to the three other locations in Bethesda, Cunha wrote.

CVS, which has 9,600 locations nationwide, planned to close about 70 stores in early 2017, according to a report from Clark Howard. In 2015, the company bought out Target’s pharmacy business, acquiring about 1,700 clinics inside the retailer and rebranding them as CVS Pharmacies.

In addition to a pharmacy, the Bethesda “flex format” Target, which will be smaller than most of the chain’s stores, will sell groceries, clothes, home assortment items and other goods.

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