LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Four Walgreens are set to close down in Louisville the company confirmed.
In a statement, the company said the Walgreens locations at East Broadway, Algonquin Parkway, Taylor Boulevard and Terry Road will be shutting down in November.
HERE ARE WHEN THEY ARE SCHEDULED TO CLOSE:
- 4149 Taylor Boulevard - Nov. 7
- 7500 Terry Road - Nov. 9
- 700 Algonquin Parkway - Nov. 14
- 200 East Broadway - Nov. 17
Walgreens said most times, patients won't need to take any action; their pharmacy files will be transferred to the nearest Walgreens.
Patients will be notified of any changes through mail or other means the company said.
To help find the next closest Walgreens to those locations, click here.
The East Broadway location is Walgreens' only store in downtown Louisville.
Tony Lechner is a customer who lives by the Walgreens on Taylor Boulevard, and he isn't too happy that it will be closing soon.
"I'm really disappointed because it's halfway between my home and my business and it's easy for me to get prescriptions," he said.
Brenton Goss feels the same and he says he and the other elderly people depend on this staple just because of its convenience and location.
"You know there is quite a bit elderly that live in our communities that are going to have to travel further out and travel to other areas," said Goss.
WHAS11 was told by an employee that these stores are permanently closing due to an increase of theft.
The company says that when it comes to closing locations they take in several factors, including things like the dynamics of the local market and changes in the buying habits of the patients and customers.
"You know, I think the lawmakers need to get in gear and start prosecuting shoplifters for any amount," Letcher said.
Goss feels Walgreens should rethink their decision of closing in these areas.
"Like myself, we come up here for our soft drinks and other items and it's been a benefit and now it's not so beneficial for us to be losing something we always needed," said Goss.
Some of those Walgreens employees will transfer to some other stores nearby.
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