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At least six CVS locations in San Francisco to close in January

20 Dec 2021

At least six CVS locations in San Francisco are set to close in January 2022, a CVS spokesperson confirmed to SFGATE.

The San Francisco Business Times first reported that at least three stores in downtown San Francisco will be closed for good by mid-January — the CVS locations at 731 Market St. by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 351 California St. by the Embarcadero Center mall and 581 Market St. by the Montgomery BART station. The latter branch will be closed by Jan. 7, the Business Times reports, while the other two will be shut down Jan. 15.

A CVS spokesperson confirmed to SFGATE that another three will be shuttered in January, as well — the locations on 2025 Van Ness Ave. by House of Prime Rib, 500 Pine St. near St. Mary's Square, and 400 Sutter St. by Union Square. The latter two locations are set to close by Jan. 22, while the Van Ness location will shut down on Jan. 8.

"Maintaining access to pharmacy services in underserved communities is an important factor we consider when making store closure decisions," CVS spokesperson Monica Prinzing told SFGATE in a statement. "Other factors include local market dynamics, population shifts, a community’s store density, and ensuring there are other geographic access points to meet the needs of the community."

These closures were expected: CVS announced in November it was planning on shuttering 900 stores nationwide as part of a move to refocus its in-person retail experience and consolidate existing stores. 

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