The Walgreens at 4225 Connecticut Avenue is closing on July 30th, only three and a-half years after it opened at the corner of Connecticut and Veazey.
Customers who use pharmacy will find their prescriptions transferred to the Walgreens at 3524 Connecticut Avenue in Cleveland Park, but prescription records are available at any Walgreens.
Reader Ashley was the first to alert us: “I was surprised, given how recently that Walgreens location had opened, but perhaps they underestimated the advantage that CVS has in being the first thing one sees when exiting the Metro on the west side.”
Walgreens won’t say why it’s closing this store, but does tell us it is one of 200 stores being closed nationally, as announced on April 9th. Phil Caruso of Walgreens media relations would not reveal the factors weighed in deciding which stores will close. He did say employees will be placed at other stores.
The store opened its doors on December 23rd, 2011 after a long fight with DDOT and our ANC over the best design for the site on top of the Van Ness Metro station. The initial design submitted in 2009 was for a suburban-style store set back from the street, with surface parking and a drive-thru.
An off-price gas/service station stood at this location before that. This post from Popville in December 2009 has a photo of the service station before it was demolished to make way for the Walgreens.
Now we’re left to wonder, what will move in next? What would you like to see at this location?