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CVS Pharmacy Opened in the Lower 9th Ward Today

It's the first national retailer to open in the area since Katrina

A CVS pharmacy opened in the Lower 9th Ward today, making it the first national retailer to open in the area since Hurricane Katrina.

The 13,000 square-foot store is on the corner of North Claiborne Avenue and Forstall Street.

One of New Orleans' hardest hit neighborhoods by Katrina's floods, the Lower 9 has not seen much development since the storm. The new CVS will provide some convenience—plus 20 full-time and part-time jobs—to the area.

City officials, residents to celebrate grand opening of first major retailer in the Lower Ninth Ward since Hurricane Katrina [WDSU]