Walgreens progresses in Hoboken…

1/19/2011 Update:

Walgreens set to open in Hoboken

The shelves are being stocked as the downtown Walgreens gets ready to open in Hoboken.

This is great news for the ladies, because look at all the great Valentine’s Day merchandise they have!

PS – Walgreens is hiring as well. Go to www.walgreens.com/jobs for more info.

SEE ORIGINAL HOBOKEN411 UPDATES AFTER THE JUMP…

8/2/2010 Update:

Walgreens getting close to opening in the Mile Square

Sign hangers were in action this afternoon at the soon-to-open Walgreens at First and Washington. The new signage approved by the Historic Preservation Commission is design to work with the lines of the old bank building. A lot of effort has gone into re-purposing the bank inside and out. After the jump see the architect’s plans for the transformation, and how Hoboken411 broke the news that CVS was getting major competition.

Will you change your downtown drugstore habits when Walgreens opens? Do you love CVS so much you will continue to run the gauntlet of beggars and cake tourists just for the thrill of checking yourself out on the self-serve machines? Comment below!

3/22/2010 Update:

Walgreens moving along on Washington St.

Work continues on the old bank building that Hoboken411 told you first would become a Walgreens. While the non-union labor continues to prepare the old bank for it’s new life, here’s an exclusive look at what you’ll see when the project is complete. The antique bank partitions will be stored in the basement. New lighting will be installed to illuminate rows of health and beauty aids, paper goods, greeting cards and everything else you’d expect to find there.

Are the days numbered for your old friend CVS a block away?

7/29/2009:

Say sayonara to CVS if this happens!

Walgreens wants to open a new store in downtown Hoboken. The nationwide drug/convenience store chain has its eye on moving into the historic bank structure on the northeast corner of First and Washington. TD BankNorth closed the branch after buying Commerce Bank and deciding they didn’t need two branches within two blocks of each other.

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Walgreens is presenting plans to the Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission that include keeping the building intact. The store will fill the existing floor space inside and the parking lot will remain to serve customers.

The Walgreens plan is a reprieve for the bank building that has stood since 1929. Not long ago the City Council rejected Dave Roberts proposal to turn most of that block – including the Police Headquarters and Bank of America branch on Second and Hudson – into a Redevelopment Area. Roberts wanted to up-zone the block for high rise buildings so he could sell the Police HQ quickly to fill his budget gap.

Would you welcome Walgreens to Hoboken?

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53 Comments on "Walgreens progresses in Hoboken…"


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Eliot Spitzer
6 years 6 months ago

I dont see the need for this downtown when they have CVS right there. I think it could fit nicely in midtown or uptown like 11th street which is missing an all encompassing store like that.

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retailguru1928
6 years 1 month ago

we have three cvs/pharmacys, two rite aids in town, why walgreens? no need for another pharmacy!!!!!!!!!, what we need in this location a is community museum, that could reflect on our city,s history and culture.It could bring us more revenue and tourism to our city therfore stablizing the city,s economy.

In response to Eliot Spitzer who said:
I dont see the need for this downtown when they have CVS right there. I think it could fit nicely in midtown or uptown like 11th street which is missing an all encompassing store like that.

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yourbrainondrugs
6 years 6 months ago

I cant see how anybody thinks putting a Wallgreens at that location is a good idea. I wonder how many envelopes will be passed out at the Hoboken Historic Preservation Committee meeting.

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AsparagusPhil
6 years 6 months ago

Maybe Walgreens will offer a “politician discount” on envelopes.

In response to yourbrainondrugs who said:
I cant see how anybody thinks putting a Wallgreens at that location is a good idea. I wonder how many envelopes will be passed out at the Hoboken Historic Preservation Committee meeting.

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new2hoboken
6 years 6 months ago

i’d be fine with most anything moving in there as long as they keep the bank building in tact. really, a Trader Joes would be awesome and provide some good priced groceries in that area of town.

What’s the deal with that other old bank on 1st and Clinton? I walked by Sunday and it looked like the back wall was completely torn down. I always thought that’d be an amazing space for the right tenant – but maybe that’s the problem. couldn’t find the right tenant…

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rag246
6 years 6 months ago

You know the drill, Wallgreens. Lunch next week at the Malibu Diner. Just you, me and Petey. See you then.

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Sidd Finch
6 years 6 months ago

I think it’s going to be a condo on 1st & Clinton. Looks like they are going to keep the exterior minus the people sitting on the steps

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