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Walgreens to open Aug. 15

Their recruiting slogan on their website is "As far as you want to go," but Thomson residents no longer have to go very far to find them.

The new Walgreens on the corner of Harrison Road and Washington Road will officially open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 15.

"We're very excited. It's a beautiful store and everybody has been coming into our Martinez store talking about it opening up for so long. Everyone is ready," Store Manager Cheri McIntosh said.

The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at the store at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15. Ms. McIntosh said she is asking one of the Bulldog Brigade bands to perform for the ceremony, but hadn't received confirmation as of The Mirror's deadline.

According to their website, Walgreens has 7,000 stores planned across the nation by the year 2010. Ms. McIntosh said the Thomson location currently has 20 employees. She said a grand opening with special promotions will be planned in a couple of months by the corporation.

The store will be open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days each week. Pharmacy hours will be 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Call 706-595-1667 for more information.

Web posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008

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