The long awaited Walgreens at 7th and H St NW opens today at 9:30 am thus completing the development of all four corners of the 7th and H St NW corner, our neighborhood’s main intersection, and what is arguably the busiest intersection in Washington, DC. This 21,400 square foot flagship store is on three levels each connected by escalator and elevator.
Store front hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
Phone number: 202-789-5345
Address: 801 7th St NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Pharmacy: 8 am to 10 pm – Monday through Friday
9 am to 6 pm – Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm – Sunday
Take Care Clinic: 8 am to 7:30 pm – Monday through Friday
9:30 am to 5:30 pm – Saturday and Sunday
We toured all three levels and found them well stocked, clean, and ready for opening. The most noticed difference is how the pharmacy and Take Care Clinic are structured to provide a better, more personal, and more efficient approach to health and medicine in the pharmacy setting.
Most telling have been the reactions we witnessed from customers in the store. We overheard one 20-something exclaim, “I’m never going grocery shopping again!” and another woman kept repeating to a store clerk how this store was much better than another local pharmacy chain store. We’re not sure if we can stop going to Safeway completely but it’s clear that this store will become our “go to” for those in between grocery store trips.
We summarized the floor layouts below – click on any of the photos to enlarge them and get a better view.
Lower level: Pharmacy, Take Care Clinic, over the counter medicines, consumables, electronics, packaged foods, adult beverages (wine), over the counter medicines, and dry/frozen goods
First level/ground floor: Up Market (smoothies, coffee, juices, adult beverages (beer), dairy, cheese, lunch/deli meats, packaged lettuce & vegetables), fresh offerings (frozen yogurt, sliced fruit, sushi, sandwiches, wraps), photo, candy, Redbox DVD rentals, snacks (potato chips and munchies)
Second level: Beauty, cosmetics, and LOOK Boutique
We previewed the store and it looks fantastic – we’ll offer up our further reactions in a separate post once we’ve had some time to use the store a few times. For now, we’re happy to see it open, and encourage neighbors and area workers to stop in and check it out.