Walgreens Concept Store, Downtown Crossing, Boston, Retail Localization

Walgreens plans large Downtown Crossing store

Walgreens Concept Store, Downtown Crossing, Boston, Retail Localization

Fresh hand-rolled sushi. A juice bar with made-to-order smoothies. A hair and nail salon.

It’s certainly not a typical drugstore. But these are among the amenities that Walgreens will offer in the former Borders space when it debuts a 24,000-square-foot store this fall in Downtown Crossing.

The Illinois drugstore chain will model the Boston location after two it recently opened in New York City and Chicago.

These massive emporiums feature sushi stations with chefs, juice markets with smoothies, eyebrow grooming bars, expanded natural and organic sections containing fresh fruits, vegetables, wraps, sandwiches, and salads made daily. The upscale shops also offer more traditional goods, such as prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and household products.

[via Boston.com]

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