Cleaning up after Walgreens

Market and the defunct Phoenix bakery and Pioneer Chicken (Walgreens leases most of the land under a long-term agreement). Former Pioneer Market employees recall having to start the day cleaning the surrounding sidewalks, a task that Walgreens never adopted.

In perhaps the most infamous example of Walgreens’ indifference, the body of a dead man was discovered in a Lincoln Navigator that had sat for days in the store’s parking lot in July 2006. The body was reported by a nearby neighbor, not a store employee.

Walgreens interest in its property and surrounding neighborhood came up at a recent meeting as the chain explores the possibility of adding a lucrative drive-through pharmacy window to its Echo Park store. Adding a drive-thru, however, would require variances from zoning codes as well as community support. What could Walgreens do to get that, the executive asked? Well, picking up a broom and a trash bag would be a start.

Photo from EPIAn Ways

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