Monday, October 31, 2005

Walgreens Round-Up

Walgreens Round-Up

Currently, Walgreens Pharmacies has fourteen stores located within the City of St. Louis. Most were built within the past ten years.

Here's the list, in order of closest to my house, sort of:

1) 4140 S. Broadway, 63118
(S. Broadway at Gasconade)
Drive-Thru, 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 1996, renovated 2001
Used to be there: VFW Hall
Replaced Location at: Chariton Square Shopping Center, 4252 S. Broadway (built 1971; now occupied by Blockbuster Video and Family Dollar)

2) 3631 Gravois Ave.,63116
(Grand at Gravois)
Drive-Thru, 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 2003
Used to be there: 7 houses, 4 commercial buildings.
Replaced Location at: Gravois Plaza, 3845 Gravois Ave. (built c. 1969; demolished 2002)

3) 5550 S. Grand Blvd., 63111
(Grand at Bates)
No Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 1966, renovated 2001
Building built as supermarket.

4) 2933 S. Kingshighway Blvd., 63139
(Kingshighway at Arsenal)
Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 1999
Used to be there: Carriage Bowl; Shell station.

5) 3822 S. Kingshighway Blvd., 63109
(Kingshighway at Chippewa)
Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 2005
Used to be there: Southtown Famous-Barr
Replaced Location at: 4610 Chippewa St. (built 1986), just across the street.

6) 4925 Southwest Ave., 63110
(Kingshighway at Southwest)
No Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
In Small Strip Center, built 1987, renovated 2001
Used to be there: 1 story commercial building.

7) 6411 Gravois Ave., 63116
(Gravois at Holly Hills)
No Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
In Small Strip Center, built 1986, renovated 1998
Used to be there: Witt Funeral Home.

8) 515 N. 6th St., 63101
(St. Louis Centre 4th Floor)
No Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
Indoor Shopping Mall, built 1985
Used to be there: Woolworths and other shops
This is their last remaining downtown store. There was also one for many years in the Century Building at 9th and Olive, which closed in 2002 and was demolished in 2004.

9) 4200 Lindell Blvd., 63108
(Lindell at Whittier)
Drive-Thru, 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 2002, renovated 2005
Used to be there: Cinerama movie theater. Demolished 1997 to allow adding of drive-thru and more parking to previous Walgreens store next door.
Replaced Location: Right next door (built 1990?; renovated 1997; demolished 2002). That store had itself replaced the historic location at the NE corner of Grand and Olive on the ground floor of the Metropolitan Building (built 1907). "Walgreens operated a store at the site for more than a half-century until the 1980s." (St. Louis Business Journal July 2005)

10) 3920 Hampton Ave., 63109
(Hampton at Chippewa)
Drive-Thru, 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 2005
Used to be there: Dobbs Auto Center; Catholic Supply; St. Louis Cat Clinic; Art Deco apartment building on Lindenwood Court.
Replaced Location at: #4 Hampton Village Plaza (built 1950), just across the street. Project also involved building a new facility for Dobbs Tire & Auto Center, behind the new store.

11) 7339 Gravois Ave., 63116
(Gravois at Hampton)
Drive-Thru, 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 1996
Used to be there: Red Bird Lanes; Sno-cone stand
Replaced Location at: Strip shopping center, SW corner Loughborough and Morganford (built 1957; renovated 1998 into Save-A-Lot after Walgreens left).

12) 2310 McCausland Ave., 63143
(McCausland at Manchester)
Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 1968, renovated 1998.

13) 1225 Union Blvd., 63113
(Union at Page)
Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 1998
Used to be there: Funeral home, laundromat, park.

14) 3720 N. Kingshighway Blvd., 63115
(Kingshighway at Natural Bridge)
Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 2005
Used to be there: vacant gas station; title loan office.

For good measure, here's the one store in East St. Louis, IL:

2510 State St., 62205
(25th at State, East St. Louis, IL)
Drive-Thru, Not 24 Hours
Freestanding, built 1999
Used to be there: probably a few houses or commercial buildings, but I'm not sure.
Replaced Location at: Collinsville Ave. in downtown ESL, closed in 1997. The store's claim to fame is that President Bill Clinton visited for the grand opening, in summer 1999, to talk about his New Markets Initiative.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, that's 2 on the northside, 2 in the central corridor, but 12 on the southside, of which 7 are in Southwest City.

Lily Bleu said...

Too damned many Walgreen's in this city. The store is as bad as Wal-Mart. Whatever happened to local pharmacies where you know your pharmacist by name and he knows you by name too?

We're going to become as chain-ridden as the county soon. :(

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