Walgreens, the site's leaseholder since the property's owner retired last June 30th, has decided to expand the building so that both a Walgreens and a full-service Key Food will fit into it. It appears that the neighborhood will once again have a local supermarket where people can buy fresh food.
Walgreens made the announcement after encountering more than eight months of sustained resistance by the Windsor Terrace community in the form of petitions, rallies, meetings, letter-writing, the promise of a boycott, press coverage, and the support of its elected officials.
Residents report that Walgreens had not yet begun renovating the building, which is located at 589 Prospect Avenue, between 10th and 11th avenues.
At tonight's community meeting, Walgreens' management will unveil the details of their plan and present an artist's drawings of the proposed structure. Meet Walgreens management, ask them all the questions you can think of, and offer any and all suggestions you have.
Tonight, February 21st, at 6:30 p.m.
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn