Over the last 4 years I’ve noticed a tremendous amount of new drug stores opening up.Mostly Walgreens and Oscos. Not just opening, but entire new buildings being built for them. And the strangest thing is, these stores are being built very close to each other.
Heres an example:
Here in Milwaukee if you drive westbound on Greenfield Avenue, starting at 70th street there is a Walgreens.Then at 84th street & Greenfield there is another Walgreens. Then at 108th & Greenfield there is another Walgreens WITH ANOTHER WALGREENS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM IT! Then at 150th and Greefield there is a Walgreens, and another Walgreens at 165th and Greenfield!
On a good traffic day you can drive from 70th & Greenfield to 165th & Greenfield in about 15 minutes. Thats 6 Walgreens drug stores on the same street in 15 minutes! A Walgreens every 2.5 minutes!!:eek: And if you turn either left or right at 108th & Greenfield, you get to a Walgreens on 108th Street in less than 3 minutes!! WTF!!
And between all those Walgreens there are other drug stores, a couple of Oscos, K-marts, Stones Pharmacy, etc, so it’s not like there was a lack of drug stores to start with.
I’ve been inside every one of those Walgreens at one time or another, and they rarely have very many customers inside.
Also, the Milwaukee area has dropped in population, so it’s not like there is more people who need pharmacy sevices.
I’ve also noticed this going on in other areas of the city and state. What’s going on???