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A first look at Walgreens first Alaskan store: Photos from the grand opening


DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens' foray into Alaska became official on July 12 with the grand opening of its new store in Wasilla. The event also marks the company's presence in all 50 states.

The Wasilla store, along with two Anchorage locations that will open in August, includes products from local vendors, ranging from coffee and moose nuggets to ulus and fishing supplies, according to a company press release. All three Walgreens Alaska stores opening this summer will offer drive-through pharmacies, as well as heated sidewalks, heated parking spaces for people with disabilities and heated aprons around the front doors.

“With an aging population and baby boomers in their 60s, Alaska’s demand for pharmacy services is growing every year,” said Bruce Philipp, Walgreens district manager for Alaska. “We’ll help meet that need with services that aren’t currently offered in the state, such as 24-hour prescription service and drive-through pharmacies that are especially helpful to the elderly, parents of small children and people who have their pet in the car with them. We even can provide medications for your pets to make caring for them easier, too.”

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