Second Perry Hall Walgreens to Open Winter 2012

The drug store will open in place of the since-demolished Direct Home Furnishings.

Perry Hall has —and soon there will be one more.

Next winter, a Walgreens is expected to open on the site of the demolished Direct Home Furnishings at 8650 Belair Road, a company spokesman said.

The new store will be built about two miles south of another , . Two stores, on Belair and Ebenezer roads, and two stores, about two-and-a-half miles apart on , also serve the community. 

Wayne Lauman, past owner of Direct Home Furnishings, formerly known as Lauman's Furniture, sold the property to the Walgreens corporation in 2010. 

Lauman, a longtime Perry Hall resident who currently lives in Ocean City and runs deep sea fishing charters, said that he began searching for a buyer for the struggling furniture business in 2009. 

"I had to generate some income ... we received some interest from Walgreens," he said.

Robert Elfinger, a Walgreens spokesman, said he could not comment on the geographic spacing of stores or how locations were chosen. 

The new store, about 14,550 square feet, will include a pharmacy, a grocery section and "aisles of everyday essential items," Elfinger said.

The store will join  7,680 other Walgreens stores in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, he added. 

B April 27, 2011 at 10:43 AM
Was hoping this was just a rumor. Just what we need! Sense the sarcasm. I rather have left it a pile of dirt.
JCG April 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM
Hey, look around, it's Perry Hall.....what do you expect..... Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills ??
Sherri April 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM
I live right around the corner and I purchase all my prescriptions there...so for me, it's a plus.
B April 27, 2011 at 12:46 PM
I guess I should be thankful its not a McDonalds but with one 2 miles away it seems pointless. But Im not Walgreens.
Gi-Gi April 27, 2011 at 01:10 PM
I was wondering what was going there. I thought maybe CVS was moving into a bigger space. We could have used a Dairy Queen there too. I'm just saying.
Diane D'Avella April 27, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Or a Chipotle!
Rosemary Hesse April 27, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Good Grief!!!! Just another conjested corner. Who need another store in the area. Why can't someone take an interest in the community and build something for the youth - like arecreational center. We need to address some of the issues our youngsters are facing. Does anyone care???
Stacey Schantz April 27, 2011 at 03:42 PM
I am a bit tired of new drug stores! I am happy that the company is investing money in Perry Hall, but I would love to see some more unique businesses come to the area. I agree Rosemary, it would be nice to see some type of youth activity center. The shopping center by the new CVS (by honeygo) is completely vacant, it would be nice to see some businesses open in that area too.
Emily Kimball (Editor) April 27, 2011 at 04:13 PM
I just wrote a brief followup with a listing of every drug store in Perry Hall, Welcome to Perry Hall: A Great Place to Get Your Prescription Filled, http://patch.com/A-gXdB
Jeff Quinton April 27, 2011 at 05:16 PM
There are a few rumors of things moving up to that new CVS shopping center. I'm guessing that the old CVS closes when this new Walgreen's opens across the street.
Tim April 27, 2011 at 06:17 PM
Same here, there are at least 10 better places that could go up there. Another drug store? Really??? - CVS across the street - Walgreen's 1 mile away on Rt 1 - Rite Aid another mile up Rt 1 Very disappointing.
Mike C. April 27, 2011 at 11:06 PM
We have 2 rite aids, 2 CVS'S and soon 2 Walgreens within 2 miles of each other. WHY? Btw CVS rules. They never have lines and the pharmacys are more friendly and faster. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO walgreens
Mike Lurz April 28, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Does anyone recognize market over saturation anymore? Adding these businesses does NOTHING for the area except to thin out the customer population at anyone of these stores? There has to be 25 discount pharmacies between the beltway and Gunpowder along Bel Air Rd.
Harvey Blessing April 28, 2011 at 03:25 PM
The first rumor was that it was going to be a Mosque. Then a WaWa gas station. Glad to find out what it really will be. WELCOME Walgren. So there will be some competition; isn't that a good thing? And I'm sure that the chains look at the demographics in great detail. Harvey Blessing
Mike Lurz April 28, 2011 at 03:44 PM
a mosque??? ha ha ha just a political land mine there. As far as market research, for all we know they are using this as a loss to offset there profitable markets
Tim April 28, 2011 at 04:38 PM
They couldn't possibly be looking at Demographics. Unless they fully intend to shut down the Walgreen's that's ONE MILE away. That's the only way this makes sense in the long term for them. Either way, it stinks as far as I'm concerned. Another new place that's all but worthless to me.
Teresa June 23, 2011 at 05:19 PM
I think it is a good thing,I live in perryhall it is very congested with PEOPLE, so there is a need for this walgreens if it was a starbucks no one would say a word!-
Jonathan Narrows May 10, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Just one of the many, many reasons I moved out of Perry Hall City, 14 years ago. I saw it all coming.
martha schaffer July 20, 2012 at 01:29 PM
that store has been built for over 3 month - what keeps it from opening?
brandon August 02, 2012 at 08:55 PM


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