Walgreens opens first store in the U.S. Virgin Islands

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Saturday opened its first drug store on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S.V.I. Gov. John  deJongh helped cut the ribbon and open the doors, the Chicago-based retailer reported.

Located across from the Tutu Park Mall, the 18,000-square-foot store features the company’s new “Well Experience” format, where every aspect of the store focuses on the idea of making people well. At its core is the pharmacy where the pharmacist spends more time out from behind the counter to provide counseling to patients and answer questions.

Store management celebrated opening day by inviting the community to enjoy ice cream tastings, beverages, entertainment and a raffle for a bicycle. Walgreens also presented two $2,500 charitable contributions, one to the local chapter of United Way, and a second to the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center at the University of the Virgin Islands.   

The new store offers express pickup for prescription medications ordered ahead of time, and a 2-lane drive thru pharmacy window. The store also features an enhanced beauty and cosmetics selection including a nail bar with a wide selection of nail polishes and related products.

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