The Mount Vernon Village Center CVS Pharmacy store located at 3811 Mt. Vernon Avenue will end operations at 6 p.m. Saturday.
A bulletin posted on the storefront reads: “All customer records will be maintained at the corporate level and be accessible at any CVS of your choice at any time.”
A sign next to the cash register at the store’s pharmacy says prescription records will be transferred to the CVS Pharmacy located at 501 King St. in Old Town.
The Mount Vernon Village Center is scheduled for a massive renovation. The project, , calls for demolishing the existing shopping center along Mt. Vernon Avenue and replacing it with two, six-story mixed-use buildings that will include 53,000 square feet of street-level retail space and more than 480 multi-family housing units. Parking for the development—a total of 940 spaces—will be available underground.
The CVS has to close for construction of the development to start.
Sharon Eddy, vice president of the Arlandria-Chirilagua Business Association, said Tuesday that engineering plans for the project had not been submitted to the city as of last week, so a timeframe for demolition and construction remains unknown.
Members of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership said they did not know the details behind the CVS closing.
Nazir Barkat, the Arlandria store’s general manager, was not available for comment. An assistant manager declined comment on Tuesday.
Wing Zone, located next to the CVS, is expected to close its Mount Vernon Village Center store soon. It will reopen in a new location at 4110 Mt. Vernon Ave.