Here’s a nasty tale of corporate intrigue.

First, check out this editorial from the Urban Conservancy about the Walgreens which is being built at Carrollton and Canal. I used to serve on the board of the Urban Conservancy, as well as Mid-City Neighborhood Organization; I was contacted for input on the editorial but can’t take credit for much.

Next, read this account of a follow-up meeting between the executive director of UC, the president of MCNO, and Walgreens’ legal counsel. Those two ladies are both people I admire, and I’m proud to call them friends. I’m outraged and disgusted that they were subject to such tactics.

How can Walgreens possibly condone this?

  1. I wish the editorial had more clearly articulated what specifically they wanted from Walgreen’s, but yes, nothing about that surprises me.

    I immediately loathed Walgreens when I went into one of the first ones opened at Riverbend. After wandering the aisles for a while, I found a store clerk and asked, “Where’s your liquor?” (Every other NOLA pharmacy sells booze.)

    I got this condescending reply, “Sir, Walgreens doesn’t sell any alcohol.”

    HEY–IS WALGREENS A DRUGSTORE OR NOT?

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