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April 4, 2011

What are your thoughts about a CVS Pharmacy coming to Borger? Leave your comments here.

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April 5, 2011 by samtheman (not verified), 4 years 26 weeks ago
Comment: 371

Lets get this store and put a stop to local vendor gouging! Now all we need is a Lowe's and Wal-Mart Super Center! Can United gouge on their prices anymore? Is it possible? All these small stores are a good 20% to high!

Samuel Harris
Retired USN


July 23, 2011 by TG7 (not verified), 4 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 715

I don't like CVS as much as Walgreens but it will be nice to see anything new in Borger, it's a ghost town that looks like it's about to blow away with the next dust storm.
I don't like to see small businesses driven out of business by larger ones but there is so little selection of anything in Borger that I can understand people wanting these national stores.
Moving from Borger to a city that has all of these stores you're asking for has given me perspective on how few options are available there.
I'm torn between seeing Borger die a slow death or see it infiltrated with big businesses at the expense of local businesses.


July 25, 2011 by carrottop (not verified), 4 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 717

If you've moved from Borger, why would you care? I don't understand why you would go to the trouble of posting a negative comment about a nice small town. It may not be for you, but lots of us love living here. I hope you're happy in your new location.


May 3, 2011 by Bhawk (not verified), 4 years 22 weeks ago
Comment: 450

Not sure we really gain anything. National chain that does not respond to local competition except to drive out local merchants. We gain some property tax on the new building but if it forces one buiness to close we gain nothing. The merchandise seems equal to Dollar General. I was in one in Amarillo last week and they most numerous item seemed to be wine. How do we gain anything when the profit leaves town and not stay in town?


June 15, 2011 by jaceg (not verified), 4 years 16 weeks ago
Comment: 700

What are you on the city council and own a small town business. We want cvs and any other big business to come to Borger so we don't have to go to Amarillo or Pampa to get good deals. I wish we had a Lowes lumber or homedepot as well as a Super Walmart. come on guy. This will keep people spending money in Borger.


April 8, 2011 by carrottop (not verified), 4 years 26 weeks ago
Comment: 381

Any business willing to come to town is great! Competition is great for the consumer. CVS is a nice pharmacy, and it will be really nice to have something new on that corner. The old bowling alley desperately needs to go. Borger's image doesn't need to be old boarded-up buildings. We have enough of those around town.
I'm glad to see CVS join the Borger community!

Bring 'em in

April 20, 2011 by SpongeDon SquareBob (not verified), 4 years 24 weeks ago
Comment: 404

Competition makes things better for everyone in the long run, so I'm glad to see CVS come to Borger. It will also help me financially; there are products I use that Wal-Mart and the local pharmacies do not carry. In the past, I've had to drive to CVS in Pampa or Amarillo to buy them. Having a store in Borger would save me money in more ways than one.


April 5, 2011 by frehoma (not verified), 4 years 26 weeks ago
Comment: 374

We already have four pharmacies. Build a new Subway store instead.

Older than Dirt!


April 5, 2011 by frehoma (not verified), 4 years 26 weeks ago
Comment: 373

We dont need another pharmacy, we already have four. Build a new subway. Frehoma

CVS coming to Borger

April 19, 2011 by bulldog72 (not verified), 4 years 24 weeks ago
Comment: 402

I think it is great! Borger desperately needs new business and this would be just the thing! A little competition would be good. I understand Subway is going to build somewhere--or is that rumor?


July 31, 2011 by htip (not verified), 4 years 9 weeks ago
Comment: 720

Anyone that opposes a new business in a struggling community is nuts. CVS, Walgreens, Walmart are nothing more than good competitors for the locals than will "grow our town", not "slow our town". Wakeup people.

Response to Subway question

April 20, 2011 by editor, 4 years 24 weeks ago
Comment: 403

From what I have seen posted at Subway, they have not made any definitive plans to move at this time.

Eat Fresh

June 26, 2011 by craving.footlong. (not verified), 4 years 14 weeks ago
Comment: 702

Im young dont need meds I need my five dollar footlong......
it was the only decent place to eat here.


August 2, 2011 by carrottop (not verified), 4 years 9 weeks ago
Comment: 722

I've heard the new Subway will be built in front of the Holiday Inn Express. Don't know when they are going to start the construction.

Subway New

August 5, 2011 by dnic (not verified), 4 years 9 weeks ago
Comment: 725

Dirt work going on now. Might be done before bowling alley is gone.

Borger CVS Pharmacy

August 9, 2011 by Tiapan64 (not verified), 4 years 8 weeks ago
Comment: 728

Yes the new subway is being built in front of the Holiday
Inn express. I also heard a rumor on Borger Villa that just perhaps Taco Villa is seeing if they can put a resterant on the lot With CVS.
Borger Villa is on facebook, check it out if U haven't already and sign in to patition Taco Villa to come back to Borger. Just another choice for a quick meal.

new business

August 17, 2011 by shocker11 (not verified), 4 years 7 weeks ago
Comment: 737

Seriously. What is wrong with this town? Is it the city government? City council? Why does this town seem to keep wasting away? We have lived here for 5 years now. A 30ish age couple with small children. We moved here from north Texas area and have yet to figure out why borger doesn't flourish. It has major potential with the refineries, pipeline industry strong here. Half of the people that work there will not live in borger because it has little to offer. If you go south to other cities comparable to the size of borger.... They are years ahead of us, they are GROWING! Does nobody within he city try to promote the town so businesses will come here? It seems to me that TONS of money is lost to Amarillo, pampa unnecessarily. I know that's where the majority of ours go, and all of our friends. I'm sick and tired of the dam* payday loan and dollar stores that keep popping up. Even if the city would take some initiative and plant grass and trees along the major streets and try to make it look nice would help. Funny how sooooo many people get excited on Facebook about taco Villa.... Imagine if we were getting more companies and businesses heading this way.... Just my 2¢

I agree

August 17, 2011 by E_R_A (not verified), 4 years 7 weeks ago
Comment: 739

I agree with you. The City Council is too worried about tearing down peoples houses that have been turned in by others for being an "eyesore" then they are about actually getting new businesses into Borger. And the rare few who try to open something new, go out of business normally within in the first few years. We definitly do NOT need one more hotel, payday place or dollar store. I mean years ago we had a taco vill, a chicken express, and a Payless. Those places would make a killing if they were to come back to Borger. I am glad CVS is coming to Borger and on a certain scale glad to have Subway back. But two businesses does not a successful town make. But by golly keep harrassing people and tearing down buildings all for the "Beautification" of Borger.

I agree

August 24, 2011 by Revelationist (not verified), 4 years 6 weeks ago
Comment: 747

Maybe instead of tearing down houses, they should clean up their own back yard and tear down the Old Phillips Building. That would be a nice place for a new buisness...

Old Buildings

August 25, 2011 by carrottop (not verified), 4 years 6 weeks ago
Comment: 751

Speaking of the old Phillips building and the old Borger Hotel, does anyone know who owns those buildings? Why are they allowed to stay in their current conditions while individual properties are being torn down?
I'm thinking the city must own them, and doesn't want to spend the money to tear them down or put them in an acceptable condition.
Why is the City Council not already acting on this subject?
If I were a new business looking to come to town, those building wouldn't be real inviting.
And why isn't this subject covered by the News Herald? It sure seems like one of their reporters could find the answer to that question.

Good questions. What the city

August 26, 2011 by BNH121 (not verified), 4 years 6 weeks ago
Comment: 752

Good questions. What the city has said is the cost to tear down the old Phillips Building is estimated to be around one million dollars. Would taxpayers agree to pay for that? I don't know. However at some point I believe the city will need to bite the bullet and tear it down. Otherwise it might cost the city more money settling lawsuits if the building was to just fall down on its own.

The abandoned building located near 4th and Main is owned by someone from California who has refused to sale the property because it was built by her family.

Plans are already in lace to tear down the old hospital if a good option to use the property isn't suggested fairly soon. The cost of tearing it down is supposedly included as part of their building plans.

Old Buildings

August 26, 2011 by carrottop (not verified), 4 years 6 weeks ago
Comment: 753

Those are good answers, but I don't know if they really answer everything.
If the city can't afford to tear down the old Phillips building, shouldn't they be required to keep it in code? They require that of other properties in the city. Plus, I know kids get up on top of that building to "party". That's just a lawsuit waiting to happen.
As for the Borger Hotel property, if the property isn't kept up to code, is the city imposing & collecting fines? Shouldn't that property owner be held responsible for the condition of that building? Even though it holds some great memories for many of us in Borger, it's embarassing to look at.
(Thanks for responding!)


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