CVS Health announced in November 2019 it planned to close 22 underperforming retail pharmacy stores in 2020. One such casualty is the CVS in Meridian Village Plaza, 13640 N. Meridian St., Carmel. The store has been open since 1990.
Amy Thibault, CVS senior manager of corporate communications, said it was a difficult business decision for the company to close the store Aug. 31.
“As part of the regular course of business, we review all of our stores’ financial performance before making such a decision,” Thibault said. “The closure of this store was not a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our employees. In fact, every effort will be made to help place them into comparable roles at other CVS locations nearby.”
The store, which had survived through construction around the U.S. 31 and 136th Street interchange, which started in 2013, has 10 employees, Thibault said.
Thibault said to ensure that pharmacy customers continue to have uninterrupted access to service, the store will transfer all prescriptions to the CVS Pharmacy at 1447 South Waterleaf Dr., Westfield, which is less than 4 miles away.
“We understand the disappointment of our closing store’s neighbors and customers,” Thibault said. “We remain committed to the Carmel area and we continue to provide the community with outstanding pharmacy service at our other stores nearby.”