Walgreens’ Ferguson, Mo. store reopens

December 29, 2014

A Walgreens store in Ferguson, Mo., which was damaged during the protests over the Michael Brown case, reopened right before Christmas.

Walgreens store in Ferguson, Mo., which was damaged during the protests over the Michael Brown case, reopened right before Christmas.

The store, at 190 N. Florissant Rd., was damaged by fire after St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said a grand jury decided not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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"We understand the importance of providing access to pharmacy services and are very pleased to re-open our store on Florissant Road in time for the holidays," Scott Haynes, Walgreens market vice president in St. Louis, told the St. Louis Business Journal. "This reinvestment in our store and in the community reflects our commitment to remain a good neighbor and support the people of Ferguson who have been loyal customers and friends for many years."

The store had to remain closed while repairs were made, a company spokesperson told the St. Louis Business Journal. The store’s 34 employees were transferred to other stores while the Florissant Rd. store was being renovated. Now, everything in the store is “brand new,” the spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Walgreens said it will donate toys, clothing, and other items to the I Love Ferguson Committee, a nonprofit founded by former Ferguson mayor Brian Fletcher.