Newsletter

Walgreens on King Street to Close Next Month

(Updated at 3:25 p.m.) After 14 years in business, the Walgreens at 615 King Street in Old Town will shut its automatic sliding doors for good at the end of business on Monday, March 2.

“The rent went up and Walgreens is out, so we gotta go with the flow,” a store employee told ALXnow. The nine full and part time staffers at the convenience and drug store will be moved to other locations, we’re told.

Another employee said he has worked at the store for four years as a customer service associate, and will work at both the Walgreens at the Bradlee Shopping Center (3614 King Street) and the store at 4515 Duke Street going forward.

“It ain’t nothin’ but a thing,” the employee said. “I’m looking forward to it.”

Charles Harris lives near Bradlee Shopping Center and remembers the store before it became a Walgreens, back when it was a McDonald’s.

“Am I sorry it’s closing? No. I guess I should say I’m sorry, but I can still go to the Walgreens over by my house,” Harris said.

Map via Google Maps

Recent Stories

Alexandria City Public Schools is seeing a shortage of classroom monitors, bus monitors and substitute teachers. Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr. told the School Board last week that ACPS’ Human Resources…

The Alexandria City Council wants more than answers from Dominion Energy for a recent power outage on the busiest day of the year in Del Ray — they want restitution….

A new sprawling West End development near Landmark Mall is headed to the Planning Commission, but with a bigger emphasis on housing than before. Landmark Overlook is a proposed development…

Learn the the process or obtaining a real estate license as well as the cost and time it takes in the latest Ask McEnearney.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list