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Walgreens announced the opening of its 8,000th store, which also marks its first flagship store on the West Coast, located in Los Angeles at the corner of Sunset and Vine.
“We are thrilled to locate our milestone 8,000th store and latest flagship store at such a famous intersection as we bring a format unlike any traditional drugstore to the Hollywood community,” said Joe Magnacca, Walgreens president of daily living products and solutions. “Walgreens aims to be America’s first choice for health and daily living, and we look forward to providing an exceptional experience for our customers as we help them get, stay and live well.”
Among the store’s expanded features is a Look Boutique beauty department featuring dozens of prestige and niche cosmetic, skin care and hair care brands. As part of it, British skin care brand, No7, created by Boots, will be available in a Walgreens store for the first time. (The availability of No7 products at this Walgreens follows the strategic partnership between Walgreens and Alliance Boots. Last June, Walgreens and Alliance Boots entered into a strategic transaction designed to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise.) The Look Boutique also will have specially-trained beauty advisors, including a No7 beauty advisor, on hand to offer guidance finding the best solutions for individual needs. Expert shaping and grooming services will be available at the Eyebrow Bar.
Of the new location, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said, “I’m very proud that Walgreens has chosen Los Angeles for its milestone 8,000th store, and is providing Hollywood residents with more access to pharmacy, health and wellness services. This flagship location brings not only a unique retail offering to this community, but also additional jobs and economic investment that help build a vibrant neighborhood.”