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Manager: Perry Hall Walgreens a 'True Community Store'

Perry Hall's largest drug store is planning a celebration on Oct. 12.

Dave Foster said he's fortunate to live only five minutes away from work. The manager of Perry Hall's second Walgreens, at the corner of Belair Road and Silver Spring Road, said customers are often surprised that 90 percent of the store's workers also live in Perry Hall.

"It's a true community store," Foster said.

The store opened its doors back in September after multiple delays and complaints from community members about the addition of another corporate drug store. About 10 pharmacies already serve Perry Hall, and a second Walgreens is located just two miles north. 

"The biggest question I've received is 'Why is it so close?' It's a matter of demand," Foster said. "Some of the other pharmacies are overflowing. It gets to the point where it's not quick and convienant anymore."

He added that many of the store's customers are traveling from White Marsh and Overlea for prescription drug services at the new state-of-the-art facility. Computer kiosks provide prescription processing without having to wait in line, and the store's inventory is unmatched, the manager said.

At , the newest Walgreens is Perry Hall's largest drug store.

Beside the pharmacy, Foster said many amenities at the new store are still in the works. A clinic featuring a nurse practitioner is planned, as well as an expanded selection of fresh food.

A grand opening celebration is also planned for Oct. 12. It is expected to feature a moon bounce, food and prizes, promotional sales, local Boy Scouts and a fundraiser for Daniel Borowy, the victim of the Perry Hall High School shooting in August. 

"If we can just get people in the door, we can show them what we're about. It's bright and shiny and new, but it's also a different atmosphere and a different culture," Foster said.

gabe October 05, 2012 at 05:47 PM
How is this community. I asked for a rain check on the small hunts tomato sauce. Sale price 3 for a $1. Manager said you can only get three? ok the coupon says limit 3 but really, if you want people to shop in your stores and buy product then dont put a limit on something. I understand they want to control the sale so many can get it but as you can see that problem could be solved if they just ordered more. It was my first and last time i will ever go in the store. Anyhow i just went to mars across the street and bought bigger cans for about a few cents more but less stress.
Other Tim October 05, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Seriously? This upsets you that much? You admit you read the coupon, but you still are upset, and you won't ever go back? Grow up.
Mike Lurz October 05, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Well I guess it is up toYOU to decide why others should shop anywhere
Other Tim October 06, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Shop where you want. But if you get upset because you want the merchant to bend the rules just for you, and then get upset because they don't, then yes I think I have the right to tell this person to grow up.Why should I be denied If i go into Walgreens to get something on sale and I am told they are sold out because some whiner insisted he be allowed to buy more than he should? Gabe should grow up, and he also should fight his own battles.
Tim October 06, 2012 at 11:48 PM
people like gabe make me so glad I don't work retail. Classic example of entitlement in this country. People feel entitled to everything. Rules? Bah. That's for other people...

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