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UPDATE: Second Perry Hall Walgreens to Open 'End of Summer'

The store's projected opening faces ongoing delays.

 

Don't be fooled—Perry Hall's may appear finished, but it isn't expected to open for a few more months.

The store at 8650 Belair Road, at the Silver Spring Road intersection, is expected to open "towards the end of summer," said Walgreens spokesperson Robert Elfinger.

Elfinger said he did not have any further information on why the opening seems to be delayed. Company representatives originally told Patch the store would open in , but later adjusted the projected opening to .

At about 14,550 square feet, the new store will include a pharmacy, a grocery section and "aisles of everyday essential items," Elfinger told Patch in .

Between 25 and 30 employees are expected to be hired, Walgreens spokesperson Vivika Panagiotakakos told Patch in .

The location will be Perry Hall's second and will join a list of drug stores in the community.

Its construction has drawn ire from some residents, causing one Patch reader to Perry Hall change its signs to include: "Welcome to Perry Hall, a great place to get your prescriptions filled!"

The new Walgreens location is just two miles from an . But this isn't uncommon, company spokesperson Tiffani Washington told Patch in . Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within three miles of a Walgreens, she said.

The new store's placement is the result of extensive research and is likely in response to Perry Hall's aging population, Washington said, adding that account for 65 percent of the company's total sales.

Are you looking forward to the new Walgreens? How often do you shop at area drug stores? Tell us in the comments.

John Doe May 12, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Evets - There will be 2 Walgreen's, a CVS across from Walgreen's, there is a Rite-Aid right off Bel Air Road, the grocery store pharmacies, and a CVS/Rite Aid just past the Safeway - therefore, Prescription Lane.
Evets May 12, 2012 at 09:30 PM
How about Mortgage Loan lane? Or Banks-R-Us lane? Because there are as many of those as there are (or will be) pharmacies. And the post I replied to said Belair Road from Silver Spring to Safeway. There are currently 3 operating pharmacies with a Belair Road address, soon to be 4, on Belair Road from Silver Spring to Safeway. That is still less than the number of mortgage companies (can anyone say housing slump) and banks along that same stretch of Belair Road. Also, I am not being critical of posters' grammar or spelling, but Walgreens spells the name of their stores without an apostrophe. Does not make sense, I know, but still...
Tim May 13, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Evets: I'll have to see if that actually works in IE 8. About 80% of my forum posts are through that antiquated browser. On the go spell check doesn't work as well. I do appreciate you mentioning this though. I hadn't noticed it, and it does help with Firefox posting at home, like now :)
John Doe May 14, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Evets - I agree with what you are saying, we have room for everything.....except....the Perry Hall Town Fair!....
debbie kenney May 16, 2012 at 06:04 PM
I agree w/everyone else & feel we don't need another Walgreens in the neighborhood. It would have been nice to put a high-end grocery store like Eddie's & Graul's or better yet Wegmanns.

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