CVS On Belmont Closes, Then Donates $4K In Supplies To Nearby School
April 10, 2017 - School Supplies
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PORTAGE PARK — CVS final month sealed a bend during 6355 W. Belmont Ave., withdrawal a bumbling dull storefront along a intersection of Narragansett Avenue.
But a store’s manager, with some nudging from Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th), done certain partial of a store stayed behind.
“We were unhappy that they had to close, though a alderman called them adult and pronounced ‘Hey, you’ve got a garland of propagandize supplies, because not present them to a propagandize nearby?’ ” pronounced Justin Heath, Villegas’ director of policy. “They pronounced they competence be means to save 3 or 4 boxes for them.”
So Villegas and Heath were astounded to revisit Reinberg Public School, 3425 N. Major Ave., on Mar 27 and find dual dozen crates of pens, notebooks, binders and staplers — “basically a whole propagandize reserve aisle,” Heath said.
CVS tallied a sum sell value of a sell around $4,000, he added.
The propagandize will give divided some of a reserve as rewards for students with stellar assemblage records, and a rest will be saved for a commencement of a subsequent propagandize year, according to Reinberg principal Edwin Loch.
The concession was a acquire warn for Loch’s staff, he said, generally after a propagandize was slammed with a $40,711 midyear bill cut in Jan — on tip of cuts already handed down during a year’s outset.
“We’ve fundamentally been using on bare-bones, so it really gives us a boost not to have to spend as most on supplies,” he said. “We’d already had to cut behind on some things, and each small bit helps.”
As for a now-vacant home of CVS, Villegas hopes to attract a “family restaurant” as a subsequent tenant, Heath said.
In February, CVS announced it was shutting 70 stores around a United States, including 11 in Chicago. There are still about dual dozen stores in a city, according to a web site.
The former home of CVS Pharmacy, 6355 W. Belmont Ave., that sealed during a finish of Mar [DNAinfo/Alex Nitkin]