Walgreens Open for Business
Pharmacy chain is first tenant in new building at Main Street and Greenwood Avenue.
The Madison Walgreens opened its doors to customers Friday afternoon after a final inspection.
The company said it was aiming to open on Friday once all of the necessary permits were in place.
Margaret Morales-Peluso, a Madison resident, is the pharmacy manager and Chris Morgan is the store manager.
Morales-Peluso previously was a staff pharmacist at the Walgreens in Hillside. She said she is excited to be working closer to her home. The Walgreens offers adult immunizations and a prescription savings card, and plans to offer health seminars, she said. She said Walgreens is able to obtain prescriptions and other items from nearby Walgreens locations, and also send prescriptions to other Walgreens locations when customers travel.
Morgan said the company focuses on customer satisfaction.
"It's about the customer and that's all we focus on," Morgan said.
The application for the project at 122 Main Street gave some officials pause when they learned in 2010 Walgreens was a possible tenant and the store planned on seeking permission to stay open 24 hours a day.
The borough later passed a law that prevents retail establishments located near residential areas, including the Walgreens site, from conducting business between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The store is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The pharmacy is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.