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BRA Director Introduces Walgreens to Downtown Crossing Stakeholders

Mar 28, 2012

On the heels of the announcement that Walgreens is opening its newest flagship store in Boston, BRA Director Peter Meade and Michael Murphy of the Clarendon Group hosted a Meet and Greet with  Walgreens Vice President, Dave White, and Walgreens District Pharmacy Supervisor, Mike Godek, to share the store's concept with Downtown Crossing property owners, businesses, residents, and stakeholders.  Neighbor and owner of Sweet Bakery, Courtney Forrester, hosted the gathering. Walgreens will open its 24,000 SF flagship store this fall at 10-24 School Street.  Boston will be only the 3rd city in the nation to be home to Walgreens upscale concept. Check out a video, best viewed with Windows, featuring Chicago's flagship Walgreens store, courtesy of Walgreens. Walgreens Flagship Concept:
  • Boutique hair and nail salon
  • Look Boutique Salon with virtual makeovers, skin analysis, premiere cosmetics, and a "Fragrance Bar"
  • Fresh and Local Food Selections
    • Sushi station with a local chef
    • Juice bar with made-to-order smoothies
    • Expanded natural and organic sections containing fresh fruits, vegetables, wraps, sandwiches, and salads made daily
  • Pharmacy & On-Location Medical Services
    • "Powered by Walgreen Pharmacy Network" offering tourists and locals unlimited access to prescription medications
 About Downtown Crossing
  • Over 230,000 pass through daily
  • Home to over 4,000 residential units and over 4,000 hotel rooms
  • The Freedom Trail draws more than 3 million visitors a year and passes directly in front of the future Walgreens store.

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