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One of the Country’s Largest Walmart Stores, Closing March 31, is Losing its Pharmacy One Week Earlier

Joel Eisenberg

Customers will be able to fill their prescriptions at nearby Walmart locations.

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Author’s Note

This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: Corporate.Walmart.com and DCist.com.


I write extensively about the Walmart superchain for NewsBreak. Of late, most of my articles have detailed the spate of upcoming store closures, as well as those of pick-up and delivery centers.

In recent days, reports from multiple sources have disclosed a major Washington, D.C. location, set to permanently shutter March 31, will see its pharmacy close one week earlier.

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According to a report from DCist.com, entitled “H Street’s Walmart to Close Next Month,” pharmacy prescriptions will be transferred to nearby entities.

As excerpted from the article: The Walmart Supercenter located at 99 H Street NW is closing March 31, according to a sign posted outside the store, and confirmed by a Walmart spokesperson. The pharmacy will shutter two weeks sooner, on March 17… All prescriptions will be transferred to other locations, and employees will also be given the option to move to another nearby store.

The D.C. supercenter is 74,000 square-feet and one of the largest in the United States. Not counting pick-up and delivery entities, the location is among the 10 Walmart stores announced as permanently shuttering this year.

The report goes on to address food concerns: “While there will be setbacks along the way, food equity remains a priority,” D.C.’s office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development said in a statement responding to the closure. “And that’s why Mayor Bowser created tools like the Food Access Fund and why we will continue to engage with grocers to fill any gaps.“


This is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

Thank you for reading.

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