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Local pharmacy growing as Walgreens future in doubt

We’re not sure if the Sturgeon Bay Walgreens store is on the list of 200 to close but a local pharmacy owner says the trend is looking like to be for less big box chain pharmacies.  Walgreens plans to shutter 200 stores in the country which represents about three percent of its 10,000 locations in the U.S.  Jake Blazkovec, pharmacist and owner of Bay Hometown Pharmacy in Sturgeon Bay says he believes people are looking for more of a local connection when dealing with medications and prescriptions. 

 

 

Blazkovec adds that Hometown Pharmacy has grown from 29 locations when Bay Hometown Pharmacy opened in 2015 to 70 locations in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula.  Walgreens reportedly does not plan to release a complete list of store closures.   

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