Walgreens closes store at 45th and North in Milwaukee

The Walgreens store at 4520 W. North Ave. on the north side of the City of Milwaukee closed this week, according to an employee at the Walgreens store at 27th and North Avenue.

“I was told the store has been losing money and is not meeting the sales numbers necessary to keep it open,” Alderman Russell W. Stamper II said in a news release today.

Stamper said he plans to work with neighbors and the business community to address the store closure. He will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 16 at The SOS Center, 4620 W. North Ave. to discuss concerns, suggestions and next steps for the building.

“This Walgreens has been an important business in the area for many years, and my family and I have shopped there for years,” he said. “It’s conveniently located, and many people rely on it for getting medications and other items, including groceries. It’s definitely a loss for the community, and I’m very disappointed they are leaving so suddenly.”

Stamper said he will work with the Walgreens real estate division to help market the building and prevent blight and underuse. He said the Department of City Development and the West North Avenue Business Improvement District will also be involved in the effort to find a new, suitable tenant for the location.

“I will be working diligently with the community and all interested stakeholders to get the lights turned back on at that location,” he said.

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