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Second Perry Hall Walgreens to Open Winter 2012

The drug store will open in place of the since-demolished Direct Home Furnishings.

Second Perry Hall Walgreens to Open Winter 2012

Perry Hall has —and soon there will be one more.

Next winter, a Walgreens is expected to open on the site of the demolished Direct Home Furnishings at 8650 Belair Road, a company spokesman said.

The new store will be built about two miles south of another , . Two stores, on Belair and Ebenezer roads, and two stores, about two-and-a-half miles apart on , also serve the community. 

Wayne Lauman, past owner of Direct Home Furnishings, formerly known as Lauman's Furniture, sold the property to the Walgreens corporation in 2010. 

Lauman, a longtime Perry Hall resident who currently lives in Ocean City and runs deep sea fishing charters, said that he began searching for a buyer for the struggling furniture business in 2009. 

"I had to generate some income ... we received some interest from Walgreens," he said.

Robert Elfinger, a Walgreens spokesman, said he could not comment on the geographic spacing of stores or how locations were chosen. 

The new store, about 14,550 square feet, will include a pharmacy, a grocery section and "aisles of everyday essential items," Elfinger said.

The store will join  7,680 other Walgreens stores in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, he added. 

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