SG Walgreens holds soft opening

By on November 16, 2012

Store will officially open in early January
by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels on Tuesday said he’s excited and proud to have Walgreens become a part of the Sugar Grove family.

The drug store, located at the corner of Route 47 and Galena Boulevard, is slated to open Jan. 6. Its soft opening was held Friday, Nov. 9, with several people, including Michels, in attendance.

“It’s a great location, and their build-out was excellent,” he said. “I’ve heard from quite a few residents who are excited about Walgreens coming to Sugar Grove.”

As a special gift, vouchers for flu shots at the Between Friends Food Pantry were given out during the soft opening.

Michels said Walgreens is just one of a few businesses that are new to the village.

“Walgreens is a big addition to Sugar Grove, as is Rush Copley (medical clinic),” Michels said.

Trustee Kevin Geary said Walgreens has been a long-awaited addition to the village, and Sugar Grove welcomes it to town.

“Several residents have spoken to the pharmacist and (have) commented on how helpful and friendly she was,” Geary said. “(Walgreens) looks like a winner for the citizens of Sugar Grove.”

The Sugar Grove location will also carry a liquor license, which the Village Board approved by a vote of 5-0 on Oct. 2.