Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Liquor Land conquered by drug empire

Liquor Land, a veritable Ikea of inebriation for South End and Roxbury residents, will be transformed into another goddamned CVS drugstore after New Year's. David Abel reports in the Boston Globe:
...come January, after 68 years serving everyone from the homeless to college students to millionaires, the liquor store at Harrison Avenue and Northampton Street will close to make way for a CVS. "We used to hear gunshots all the time, but now it's safer, a nicer atmosphere," said [Jackie] Petrillo, 58, who co-owns the store and has managed it since the 1980s. "We worked for this day for so long, and now this? I just can't believe it." Adding insult to injury: It was her cousin, owner of the 75,000-square-foot building, who refused to renew her lease, opting instead for a negotiated deal with CVS.

The reaction among neighborhood activists is mixed, and Abel quotes one as saying, "It's no disappointment to lose a liquor store." Maybe a supermarket would be better on that site, but a CVS? I'll get my Nyquil fix elsewhere, thank you.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. Another CVS. Just what the world needs.

In Phoenix where I live, Walgreens and CVS duke it out for supremacy so they are EVERYWHERE. I have 3 Walgreens within a one mile radius of my home.

11/29/2007 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Guggenhiem said...

Why this is an outrage. Just think of all the people who will be deprived of booze from the fabulous Liquor Land. Sound like theme park. for alcoholics

11/30/2007 09:00:00 PM  

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