The traffic roundabout is open in front of the new Walgreens on Pine Grove Road, but the store is not expected to open until January. Construction will be complete Nov. 11.

Photo by Tom Ross

The traffic roundabout is open in front of the new Walgreens on Pine Grove Road, but the store is not expected to open until January. Construction will be complete Nov. 11.

Steamboat Walgreens likely to open after new year

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— Construction crews working on the new Walgreens store in Steamboat Springs expect to complete the job Nov. 11, but the store is not likely to open before the new year.

Store developer Pat Corrigan said Tuesday that Walgreens invokes a blackout on delivery of new stores from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1, when existing stores are busy and the company is reluctant to commit employees to opening new stores during December.

“Walgreens will install store fixtures in November and December and open, I think, in January,” Corrigan said about the Steamboat location. “They don’t have enough personnel to open during the Christmas holidays, and Steamboat Springs is pretty far (from regional offices) in Denver.”

Jeff Evans, superintendent on the Steamboat store for Waner Construction Co., said he would button up the site a week from Friday. The foundation for the new store was poured during the third week in June.

“We’ll lock up and walk away for three weeks, then come back on about Dec. 5 when Walgreens will come in and start setting fixtures,” Evans said. “We’ll be there to help them hook up coolers,” for example.

Corrigan said his contact with Walgreens is limited to the company’s real estate division. He was not the original developer of the Steamboat Walgreen’s store, having acquired the project with a partner in late May from the original development team for $905,000, including city approvals.

Corrigan, who has a home in Steamboat, is the principal in Corrigan Properties in the Chicago area. He reports having developed between 15 and 20 Walgreens stores in the upper Midwest.

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Comments

1999 2 years, 10 months ago

this place will be closed with in a year... if it ever opens at all.

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David Carrick 2 years, 10 months ago

Wishful thinking, 1999? They will not only open, and pass the one year mark, they will thrive and become a giving part of the community.

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housepoor 2 years, 10 months ago

Decent looking building but........Did the City make them put the servicetrash entrance face Hwy 40? Is that supposed to be more visually pleasing than having the actual store entrance facing Hwy 40.?

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1999 2 years, 10 months ago

housepoor..I think it was one of the MANY variances the city allowed for this building.

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sedgemo 2 years, 10 months ago

HP that was a big sticking point but Walgreens insisted on that layout, and eventually the council caved. I'm curious how it will handle snow, it looks like the various roof pitches all send snow to the flatter middle roof.

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cait holmes 2 years, 10 months ago

I personally am very excited as a family living on 1 income walmart & walgreens are the way to go. I see so many great deals online for them too bad no christmas tho.

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Kat Kelly 2 years, 10 months ago

Please remember it was City Council that approved all the variances and let them do whatever they wanted, not any of the other commissions or staff.

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Joe Solomon 2 years, 10 months ago

As a parent who has made more than one trip to the emergency room in the middle of the night to fill a prescription, I can't wait for an all-night pharmacy. Doesn't mean we will stop using Lyons for a good amount of our needs, but Walgreens will help families on a budget and who have off-hour med needs. And it may just be me, but I think that building is BY FAR the best looking one on that block - just hoping that the sidewalk that was put in actually connects to something this time!

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1999 2 years, 10 months ago

they may be open 24 hrs for a few weeks...but after that they will hold regular business hours.

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