2012-01-10

Would You Eat…

Sushi from Walgreens?

That's what I said, "Sushi from Walgreens". Seriously? Sushi. Walgreens.

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Or drink a smoothie?

Get a makeovers or manicure?

Yesterday, Walgreens opened up a "Flagship Store" in Chicago.

I'll let that sink in for a second.

A fancy, up scale Walgreens flagship store.

Here's a LINK to the story in case you're interested.

The funny thing is, when I saw the signs announcing that a Walgreens was going into that location, I laughed. When I got my first job in Chicago, I worked about a block and a half down State St. from where this store is going in. (Today, I work a good 2.5 blocks away.) And the place was a Walgreens back then.

And it was a hellhole. An absolute hellhole .

It was there for about 80 years, then they knocked it down in 2005 and put up a fancy building with a Loehmann's store. But that closed, and now Walgreens is moving back in.

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On the map above, I have marked the location with a "W", and you can see by the other pushpins and red dots on the map, they desperately needed a Walgreens in that location. Someone might have to walk 2 whole blocks to get to one.

That's not drugstores. That's Walgreens. There are also a handful of CVS's in the Loop, too.

And thankfully none of the others offer sushi (that I'm aware of).

And if they do, I'm still not eating it.

8 comments:

Cora said...

Sushi at Walgreens?! Talk about a craptastic idea! Ick.

Laura said...

Would I eat sushi in a shithole? No sireeee.

Padded Cell Princess said...

EEEEEWWWWWW! I'll have to tell my sis who just moved to Chicago to go check it out...her picky Southern California tastes will just 'love' it!

SkylersDad said...

I don't eat sushi and I am still kind of skeeved out!

Scope said...

Cora - I think a lot of the "Flagship Store" touches are a little too over the top and will fade. But they are having a clinic with a nurse practitioner and a pharmacist out front. I think the healthcare focus is really the future, not the sushi.

Laura - Just to be clear, is WAS a shithole. It is now a beautiful modern boutique looking space. For a drugstore.

Padded Cell Princess – Oh, I hope she's enjoying the city. The winter is about it hit. The weather just normally isn't like this, and her SoCal blood may be a little thin. Tell her "function trumps fashion @ -5° F"

SkyDad – The closest I come to sushi on a regular basis is tuna salad sandwiches.

So. Cal. Gal said...

If you're not within walking distance of a Walgreen's, they're not happy. I can see the sign from my house. BUT there's no way in hell I'd try their sushi.

Joshua said...

Combos. Chocolate. Red Bull. Soda. Chips. Medicine. That's about it for Walgreens. Certainly not sushi, even if I was not a vegetarian.

That Janie Girl said...

Ummmm. Yeah. No sushi at Walgreens. Unless it has a huge dose of Xanax in it or something like that.