Sneak Previews into Walgreens…

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The push is on to finally get the new super Walgreens online at the corner of Washington Street and School Street. The Grand opening is set for Wednesday, May 1st. I was invited to take a peek inside.

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This amazing multi-level story store, which merges the former 1920’s Boston Five Cents Savings bank and a modern-day Borders bookstore, is unlike anything seen in the city. The building will feature a one-of-a-kind museum in the restored bank vault, holding historical artifacts from the bank in combination with items from Walgreens history. There also will be an extensive collection of innovative products and services available – such as a juice and smoothie bar, self-serve frozen yogurt dispensers and a nail bar offering professional manicures.

 The Boston flagship store will be similar to the Chicago flagship store, which Crain’s Chicago Business excitedly reported as having “an eye-popping array of amenities.”

 Notable features of Walgreens Boston flagship store include:

 

·An enhanced, state-of-the-art pharmacy designed to encourage greater interaction between pharmacists and patients.  At the core of this approach is the effort to bring the pharmacist out from behind the counter, so they can provide more counseling to patients, offer clinical services and answer questions.

 

·         A LOOK Boutique beauty department featuring dozens of prestige and niche cosmetic, skincare and hair care brands not typically found in drugstores.  Plus, manicures and expert eyebrow shaping and grooming services are available.

·         Juice and smoothie bar with unique recipes.

 

·         Self-serve frozen yogurt dispensers and toppings for unlimited options.

 

·         A variety of fresh hand-rolled sushi and sashimi prepared daily.

 

·         Hundreds of fresh food items including produce and high-quality, on-the-go meal options such as wraps, sandwiches and salads made fresh daily.

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