Developers have been filling Long Island City with new residential projects for several years, but the area is still lacking in some basic services.
The official opening will be sometime in June 2017, according to CVS spokesperson Stephanie Cunha.
According to Frank Monterisi, senior vice president of the building’s management company Related Companies, CVS has signed a lease to occupy an 11,218-square-foot ground floor space at 1-50 50th Ave.
“CVS Pharmacy will be a great amenity for our residents at Hunter’s Point South and the growing Long Island City community,” Monterisi said. “We look forward to their grand opening in 2017.”
Neighboring areas like Astoria and Sunnyside have several Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacies, while Long Island City currently has none. There is a Duane Reade on Fifth Street and most of the pharmacies in the neighborhood such as Nature’s Prescriptions and Vernon Boulevard Pharmacy are independently owned.