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