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UPDATE: Second Perry Hall Walgreens to Open 'End of Summer'

The store's projected opening faces ongoing delays.

UPDATE: Second Perry Hall Walgreens to Open 'End of Summer'


Don't be fooled—Perry Hall's may appear finished, but it isn't expected to open for a few more months.

The store at 8650 Belair Road, at the Silver Spring Road intersection, is expected to open "towards the end of summer," said Walgreens spokesperson Robert Elfinger.

Elfinger said he did not have any further information on why the opening seems to be delayed. Company representatives originally told Patch the store would open in , but later adjusted the projected opening to .

At about 14,550 square feet, the new store will include a pharmacy, a grocery section and "aisles of everyday essential items," Elfinger told Patch in .

Between 25 and 30 employees are expected to be hired, Walgreens spokesperson Vivika Panagiotakakos told Patch in .

The location will be Perry Hall's second and will join a list of drug stores in the community.

Its construction has drawn ire from some residents, causing one Patch reader to Perry Hall change its signs to include: "Welcome to Perry Hall, a great place to get your prescriptions filled!"

The new Walgreens location is just two miles from an . But this isn't uncommon, company spokesperson Tiffani Washington told Patch in . Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within three miles of a Walgreens, she said.

The new store's placement is the result of extensive research and is likely in response to Perry Hall's aging population, Washington said, adding that account for 65 percent of the company's total sales.

Are you looking forward to the new Walgreens? How often do you shop at area drug stores? Tell us in the comments.

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