HONOLULU (KHNL) - Walgreens is set to open its first island store in the former Tower Records building across from Ala Moana Center, just a few hundred yards from Longs.
The nation's biggest drug store chain has plans to go store-for-store against Longs in many parts of the islands.
Walgreens also has been seeking out local products to match Long's reputation for carrying everything a Hawaii family would need in a pinch.
The first Walgreens on Kapiolani Blvd. opens next Thursday.