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The Boston Globe reports that Walgreen is taking over a 24,000 square foot retail space in downtown Boston that formerly was occupied by a Borders store, but it plans to open something there that is hardly a traditional drugstore.

According to the story, the store will resemble units opened by Walgreen in New York and Chicago: “These massive emporiums feature sushi stations with chefs, juice markets with smoothies, eyebrow grooming bars, expanded natural and organic sections containing fresh fruits, vegetables, wraps, sandwiches, and salads made daily. The upscale shops also offer more traditional goods, such as prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and household products.”
KC's View:
Once again, evidence that traditional format boundaries are falling. Not that shoppers think about formats. They just think about shopping at the stores that have what they want.