UPDATE–Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m.: News of the sudden closing of Lang’s Pharmacy in Wilton Center shocked and saddened the community. As news spread about the purchase of the locally-owned independent store by the big-box pharmaceutical corporation CVS, it inspired reactions of anger and frustration online.
According to employees of both the Weston and Wilton locations, the sale was news to them as well. Several said they were only told two days ago about the sale–and about losing their jobs.
Employees told customers that Lang’s owners were prohibited from saying anything about the sale to the public before today, reportedly due to confidentiality restrictions placed on the deal by CVS.
Customers lined up after hearing the news to pick up medications before Lang’s closed for good on Wednesday evening.
GOOD Morning Wilton has reached out to the owner of Lang’s for comment but has not heard back.
BREAKING NEWS–Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2:15 p.m.: Today is the last day Wilton customers will be able to shop at Lang’s Pharmacy. The independent retailer is closing as of end of day today, Wednesday, Feb. 12.
According to the person who answered the phone at the store, Lang’s Pharmacy of Wilton as well as the Weston location were purchased by CVS. All prescriptions will be transferred to CVS Wilton after today.
This is a developing story and will be updated…