MOORE — The Walgreens drugstore at 19th Street and Santa Fe Avenue, one of several businesses severely damaged by the May 20 tornado, will celebrate its grand reopening at 10 a.m.Friday. The store is one of the first businesses at that intersection to complete repairs and reopen. A ribbon cutting and thank you for community leaders and volunteers will celebrate the recovery and reopening.
The store will open for business at 8 a.m. Scheduled events begin with the 10 a.m. ribbon cutting, followed by activities until 2 p.m. for children and adults inside and outside the store.
Immediately following the Moore Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, there will be a recognition ceremony of local heroes. All attendees will be eligible to win door prizes throughout the day, take home giveaways and a free hot dog lunch. Attendees also will receive a 15 percent discount on the day of the event.
Extra Walgreens staff will be on-hand to provide tours of the new store and be available to explain the services Walgreens offers in their pharmacy, photo lab and beauty departments. The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour bus will give free wellness testing for blood pressure, glucose, weight assessment and cholesterol.
The Walgreens on 19th Street and Santa Fe Avenue opened in 2005 and is the newest of the Moore locations. Another Moore Walgreens on 12th Street and Santa Fe Avenue previously had to rebuild and reopen after the May 3, 1999, tornado.
As the company made extensive repairs on the store, it also carried out remodeling that introduces “well experience” store features that Walgreens is bringing to stores in several markets nationwide.
At the Moore store, these include an enhanced cosmetics department, a private consultation room for pharmacists to meet with patients and new photo lab services such as posters, calendars and other specialty products.