City of Trotwood Walgreens Pharmacy Closure

Ciara Lewis Community News

CITY OF TROTWOOD WALGREENS PHARMACY CLOSURE

[Trotwood, Oh – Tuesday, July 14, 2020] – The City of Trotwood is aware Walgreens Pharmacy aka (Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.) filed paperwork with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission detailing their corporate plan to close 200 Walgreen Pharmacies across the United States.

One of the locations slated for closure is the Trotwood Ohio Walgreens located at 5271 Salem Avenue. According to Walgreens, the move to close stores follows “a review of the real estate footprint in the United States.”

City of Trotwood officials have been in touch with Walgreens corporate government affairs personnel offering incentive packages to keep the popular drug store chain in the community.

“The free market place has entered into a period of unpredictable and stand still economic recovery, as well as, a new normal that is significantly impacting underrepresented populations or areas experiencing distress from COVID-19. For these reasons, we have to fight to keep companies like Walgreens from abandoning urban areas through aggressive economic development policies at the Local, State, and Federal level that encourages sustainable investment in our communities, said Trotwood Mayor Mary A. McDonald.”

“The city is doing everything it can to keep Walgreens in the community. We have a large population of seniors who depend on the services they provide for prescription medicine and healthcare needs. We are going to continue to fight on behalf of our residents for access to affordable healthcare, prescription drugs, and healthy foods. This is a public health issue, said Trotwood City Manager Quincy E. Pope Sr.”

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