Should Hartford Office Building Be Torn Down For CVS?

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The imminent demolition of the former office building at the corner of Washington and Park streets to make way for a CVS struck a nerve with Property Line readers today.

Some bemoaned the loss of the 1915 building, which was first a Packard auto dealership, and plans to replace it with a standard-issue pharmacy.

150 Washington St., Hartford. Photo by Kenneth R. Gosselin/kgosselin@courant.com

Hartford activist Ken Krayeske writes:

Why don’t we make CVS conform to existing buildings instead of tearing them down? The streetscape will be completely different, and change the texture of Park and Washington for pedestrians. As if we don’t have enough drug stores in Hartford...

Others said the loss of the building is worth the gain of the pharmacy and 40 jobs. Mark Nati writes:

I think it is great to be able to get rid of a building that has been empty for 20 years and put a brand new building that will create 40 jobs is a good thing. As for the people who do not like it. Why did you not buy the building yourself and do something with it.

See a rendering of the planned CVS here.

What do you think? Is it worth the loss of the building to make way for the CVS?

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6 thoughts on “Should Hartford Office Building Be Torn Down For CVS?

  1. Bob Gross

    This building was originally built for the sale and servicing of Packard Motor Cars, then followed by a wholesale warehouse for candy and tobacco

      1. FRANK COLLINS

        YES.NEMROW’S was there. CVS WILL BE HISTORY BEFORE YOU KNOW IT. JUST 21ST BUSINESS. KEEP THE BUILDING,HARTFORD HAS ALREADY DESTROY TOO MUCH OF UNREDEEMABLE PAST.

  2. Evan andriopoulos

    It should not be torn down. It has historical value and the type that gives Hartford it´s identity. If torn down it will make Hartford even moreso as ever other “new” city in the US.

    Tech / BioScience Incubator and other are good ideas. CVS… we have enough empty space for another “small box” to into.

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