Walgreens to close 5 stores

The company said retail theft at its San Francisco stores has risen to five times the chain’s average.

“What I want people who commit these crimes to understand: your mother, your grandmother, your relatives, they depend on places like Walgreens and CVS and Targets where they have pharmacies to get their medications,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said. “So, when these locations close in a community, then the entire community loses.”

Walgreens already closed nearly a dozen stores in the city over the past two years.

NBC Bay Area
Location of Stores ClosingClosing DatePrescription Transfer Location
2550 Ocean Ave.Nov. 81630 Ocean Ave.
4645 Mission St.Nov. 11965 Geneva St.
745 Clement St.Nov. 153601 California St.
300 Gough St.Nov. 152145 Market St.
3400 Cesar Chavez St.Nov. 172690 Mission St.

This saddens me. The municipal government needs to do more to protect these businesses. Businesses will do what is profitable for them. Getting robbed just isn’t good for business!

Mission district residents will be affected by the closure of the Walgreens at 3400 Cesar Chavez St.