Walgreens to Open First Store on Oahu Next Week

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.

The company says the store will be open 24 hours a day with products from some 50 local suppliers.