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Pathmark Pharmacy Closing at the End of October
Pathmark is reportedly jumping the gun on its ill-received promise to end its Lower East Side tenure. News sped down the pike Friday afternoon that corporate is now planning to close the pharmacy component two months early. That’s right. Instead of shuttering on December 28 as initially reported, the drugstore will wave goodbye at the end of this month.
This latest intel has community leaders foaming at the mouth, to say the least. The Two Bridges Neighborhood Council claims that there’s a complete communication breakdown between Pathmark and the neighborhood. Below is a snippet from their official statement.
Victor Papa, President of Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, has just been informed by Pathmark’s legal representatives that the Pathmark Pharmacy located at 237-239 Cherry Street will close at the end of October 2012, two months earlier than the December 28, 2012 date previously announced by the company.
To date, Pathmark’s corporate offices have not publicly commented on the imminent closure of the Cherry Street Pathmark Pharmacy, and as a result, have not provided ample time for the pharmacy’s customers to seek alternative solutions.
Two Bridges remains deeply concerned about the expedited closure of one of our under-resourced neighborhood’s much-needed assets. Furthermore, we are profoundly dismayed by the lack of official communication from Pathmark’s corporate offices; such abrupt timing diminishes any effort elected officials, community organizations and leaders may have to mitigate the closure of the pharmacy. Two Bridges is working feverishly to implement a provisional procedure to assist immediately impacted local residents of the Two Bridges buildings.
Details remain scant on the replacement residential complex onsite, but rumors place Extell Development Company at the head of the pack. We’ll keep you apprised.