Construction Continues on Second Perry Hall Walgreens
The store is expected to open this winter.
This article is a follow-up to Second Perry Hall Walgreens to Open Winter 2012 and Perry Hall: A Great Place to Get Your Prescriptions Filled, both published on April 27.
Workers recently laid the foundation for Perry Hall's second Walgreens, located at the corner of Silver Spring and Belair roads.
Construction remains on schedule, said Tiffani Washington, a Walgreens spokesperson. The new store is expected to open this winter.
It's "certainly not uncommon" for the store to be located just two miles from an existing store, Washington said. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within three miles of a Walgreens.
"Lots of research goes into site selection. Something in the research indicated a need for this in the community," she said. "This area likely has a growing population of seniors or people about to become seniors—boomers."
These age groups tend to have a higher demand for prescription drugs, which account for 65 percent of Walgreens' total sales, she added.