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Walgreens To Shutter Astoria and Bayside Stores Next Month

The Walgreens store at 47-07 Broadway will close next month (Photo via Google Maps)

Jan. 28, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

The pharmacy chain Walgreens plans to close two of its stores in Queens next month.

Walgreens will close its 47-07 Broadway store in Astoria on Feb. 15, according to a company spokesperson.

The company will also shutter its Bayside location at 39-20 Bell Blvd. on the same day, the spokesperson said.

Walgreens did not give a reason for the closures although it alluded to changing consumer behavior.

“We have made the difficult decision to close these locations,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “There are a number of factors that we take into consideration including dynamics of the local market and changing buying habits of our customers.”

“We are focused on creating the right network of stores in the right locations to best meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

The company said that customers’ prescriptions will be transferred to nearby Walgreens stores.

Walgreens will also shutter its Bayside location at 39-20 Bell Blvd. on Feb. 15 (Photo via Google Maps)

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Anonymous

Thank you Gianaris, Cortez, Ramos and Caban. Looks like your policies are working in destroying our community.
We need term limits for all politicians.

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Sara Ross

The Walgreens I go to in Forest Hills, it’s always a black guy who walks in with a shopping bag. The cashiers can’t do anything and once in a while they’ve had a security guard there, but he can’t do anything either. Most of the items are locked up and there has to be a way to let the police know that there’s a robbery going on. We need to go back to the bail laws and we need to prosecute criminals for any and ALL crimes! If the crook is a minor, publish their name anyway – enough of this not naming him because of his age. He or she is old enough to know better and old enough to have people know what they’re doing with their time.

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Yay

The biggest “changing consumer behavior” is stealing and walking out free. Where on earth a DA says he won’t prosecute criminals?.. Enjoy elected progressive politicians.

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Pat Macnamara

It’s open season on retail as criminals can walk in off the street, steal whatever they want to, anytime they want to. Keep voting Democrat-a shoplifter’s best friend!

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Cee

Very true. About 15 years ago I saw a guy clear a whole shelf of toothpaste in to a black garbage bag and make his way to the front of the store. I told the manager and he chased after him. They’re not even allowed to do that anymore and if the the thief is caught he gets no consequences. Sad times we’re living in for decent hard working people.

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