The Walgreens store in St. Louis Centre will close August 15, leaving downtown St. Louis without a drug store. Many businesses downtown rely on Walgreens for office supplies (it is really the only source of such downtown) and photo development while shoppers within downtown and on the near north side depend on this store for medicine.
There are no plans for relocation of the store, although there should be.
I suppose that I love home furnishing stores, but I would rather have office supply and drug stores downtown. Myself and many others who work and shop downtown need the basics covered here -- otherwise, what advantage is there to having an office downtown?
How many other US cities of comparable size do not have a large downtown drug store?