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A Second Walgreens is Coming to Golden Valley

The store is expected to open just in time for the holidays.

For years the only in Golden Valley has been the one located next to right off of MN-100. But a second Walgreens is expected to open in the next few weeks in the northwest corner of town.

"Progress on the building started in April," said Robert Elfinger, a media relations representative for Walgreens. "And we wanted to have it open before the holidays."

Despite another Walgreens located less than a two miles straight north on Winnetka, and a CVS store on the opposite corner, Elfinger said Walgreens found the location on the southeast corner of Medicine Lake Road and Winnetka Avenue to be a prime location.

"We look for traffic patterns, demographics and competition, and we want to build drug stores on the best corners in America," he said. "Based on that, we think this is very good for us and for Golden Valley."

Unlike the current Golden Valley Walgreens, this one will have a drive-through pharmacy window. Neither site is a 24-hour location.

Elfinger said the store will employ between 25 and 30 part-time and full-time employees and said they're still looking to fill some open spots. To apply, visit the company website.

Barb Breckshire November 04, 2011 at 05:15 PM
I don't usually like a lot a national chain store coming, but it's a good spot for my family and I'm happy it's not a gigantic shopping center. (Very happy about the drivethru)
Patty November 04, 2011 at 10:18 PM
I'm glad the cute dairy queen is still around this way the corner still has some character besides the modern walgreens...I can't wait to try out this new Walgreens and then have my weekly blizzard.
walgreens November 13, 2011 at 01:41 AM
We will be opening Thursday Nov 17th and will have some free food and drinks (while supplies last). Look forward to meeting lots of people!!! Thank you for allowing us to be a member of your community, The New Golden Valley Walgreens Staff

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