MYRTLE BEACH — The CVS pharmacy at 512 S. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach closed its doors on Jan. 2 and redirected all pharmacy records to its Socastee location just 6 miles away.
The sign on the door Sunday told customers that prescription records were sent to the Socastee location, about 1 1/2 miles further than the 24-hour CVS/pharmacy at 1303 38th Avenue North.
Matthew Blanchette, manager of retail communications for CVS, said the transfer to Socastee was a move that coincided with the lead pharmacist and pharmacy tech from South Kings Highway chose to relocate there. He said it "will provide customers with a friendly and familiar face."
"Of course, any customer who wishes to have their prescriptions relocated to 38th Avenue North may absolutely do so," Blanchette said in an email.
He said CVS is currently offering free 1-2 delivery on prescriptions and select everyday essentials to customers.