Stop CVS from shutting their doors in Humboldt Park, IL, the neighborhood needs them

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In a time and place where things seem like they can get no worse, CVS Pharmacy has decided to shut their doors in Chicago's Humboldt Park area (3552 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL., 60651) leaving the people in an already impoverished, lower, middle class neighborhood without a pharmacy within a safe walking distance. Not only are their doors closing in March, they have decided not to inform their current customers. We understand we live in the age of technology and many businesses are suffering due to internet sales but CVS needs to see the bigger picture.

This store started to initially suffer when the area became what is known as a "dry" area meaning liquor sales could no longer happen. Then many of the local establishments (Illinois DCFS and Department of Employment Security) that were once right there and helped to generate business, left. However in the time since, Blast Fitness has opened (formerly DCFS) and soon a kidney dialysis center will be opening right next door (formerly Illinois Department of Employment Security,) and the Hearty Boys Catering and a Church occupy a place which was previously vacant. As a community we understand that business is business, but we are sure when the dialysis center (a medical business) picked the location for their new facility, this store had a lot to do with it.

CVS please consider us and our need for a local pharmacy. Consider those families with small children who depend on this location for formula and diapers, the users of public transportation who need the Ventra services this locations provides, the sick, and elderly who depend on this location right in their neighborhoods for medicine, personal care products, etc., and the general public who frequent this location for their day to day needs. 



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