Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Our worst fears realized: CVS No. 10 is on it's way

As first reported by James back in January, as one of the options for filling the empty Tower Records space, GW was considering leasing the building to CVS, making the spot the tenth CVS within walking distance of the GW campus.

Yesterday, word came from The Hatchet's blog that CVS had signed the lease and would be moving into the spot. A story on the deal is expected to run in tomorrow's Hatchet.

Since it was apparent that the school's administration sought no student imput on putting up another CVS, and since many people I spoke with were and still are opposed to the idea (with many more to surely follow once this story hits The Hatchet tomorrow), I propose the following calls to action to counter the "red menace":


2) Write a letter to the editor of The Hatchet and express your displeasure with not only the CVS, but with the GW administrators failure to take student input into account.

3) If and when it opens, boycott the CVS!!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

boo cvs...

Anonymous said...

You never know when you have an emergency and the other nine CVS stores within walking distance will be out of the product you're looking for...

Dear sweet Jesus is the GW administration that stupid or can they not see that oversaturation is a BIG problem (STARBUCKS)?

Anonymous said...

Boycott business that our tuition (may or may not) subsidizes. Nice call. Who writes this shit?

Andrew P. said...

First of all, tuition has nothing to do with the 2000 Penn space - the business renting the space pays GW money for the lease. Using GW students' tuition to prop up a business that can't succeed on its own is illogical and just plain stupid.

Second, a boycott would be a final (and really, really remote/unlikely) option. It seems that in this case GW took the highest bidder regardless of students needs.
Hopefully GW administrators will recognize that students are displeased and that they can't take their opinions for granted well before any kind of boycott. If I were you, I'd focus more on the first two serious options, not the somewhat comical third.

Andrew P. said...

And also, I wrote this "shit," FYI :-D

Sarah said...

I have no idea what they plan for the space. But if it's a 24-hour CVS (especially if it has a pharmacy), I'm all for it.

But if it's not, then screw it.

Mike said...

you know they just made the CVS on E street 24 hours right, with pharmacy?

Beowulf said...

The CVS on E Street is 24 hours? It wasn't when I lived over there as a freshman 4 years ago but I suppose things could have changed.

The fact that GW just took to the highest bidder on this issue and didn't seek student input AT ALL is exactly why they won't be getting a cent from me after I graduate (this is compounded by the fact I make like 20,000 a year, thank you ESIA!)