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Construction prompts closure of Walgreens at Verona Road
Construction prompts closure of Walgreens at Verona Road

The drugstore that's been on Verona Road nearly 20 years is scheduled to close before the end of the year because of construction in the area, the company said Thursday.

Corporate Walgreens spokesman Phil Caruso said the store at 4641 Verona Road will close Dec. 30 and that construction on Verona Road was a factor in the decision to close the store.

Caruso said customers with prescriptions on file at the Verona Road store will automatically have their prescriptions transferred to the store at 5702 Raymond Road.

The majority of the employees at the Verona Road store will be placed in jobs at other area Walgreens location, Caruso added.

He said the decision to close the Verona Road store was not easy.

A two-year construction project on Verona Road and the Beltline between Whitney Way and Seminole Highway began in February, The Walgreens on Verona is on the northbound side of the roadway, where reconstruction started first during Stage 1 of the project, which is expected to end in November 2016.

The store has about 15 employees.

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