CVS to Rebuild Stores Burned in Baltimore Riots

Pharmacy giant CVS Health announced Wednesday it will rebuild two store locations badly burned during protests in Baltimore last week in response to the death of Freddie Gray. CEO Larry Merlo said in a statement released Thursday "We have a long history of serving inner city communities and we are 100 percent committed to serving our patients and customers in Baltimore." .The company did not release a timeline for rebuilding, but said they were "working diligently to make it as soon as possible." The two stores, located at 2509 Pennsylvania Avenue and 2560 West Franklin Street, were destroyed last Monday during riots following the funeral Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after being injured while in police custody.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen welcomed the news, saying "hundreds, if not thousands" of residents had been affected by the closures of the CVSes and other neighboring pharmacies.