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Pharmacy farewell: Meadowbrook closes to make way for CVS
C-VILLE Weekly Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 7 a.m.
For many of its longtime customers, the letter arrived April 24 announcing the demise of Meadowbrook Pharmacy after more than 60 years at the corner of Barracks Road and Emmet Street. And the sadness at the loss of one of Charlottesville’s two independent pharmacies was not assuaged with news that a CVS would be opening on the same corner.
“They’re being forced out,” says customer Ruth Rooks. “A lot of people are extremely upset. My whole family is grieving. Nobody wants to go to CVS.”
Says Rooks, “I think a lot of people in town would greatly prefer to deal with a family-owned business.”

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