Walgreens Celebrates Third Township Location

Township Councilman Ted Chase, Mayor Phillip Kramer and Kim Treece of Walgreens (left to right) cut the ribbon for the new location at Routes 27 and 518.

The township’s third Walgreens pharmacy held its grand opening on Aug. 4.

The store, located in the Marketplace at Princeton at Routes 27 and 518, has been ready for about two years and open since mid-May. Permitting and other issues forced a delay in the store’s opening, but, said Walgreens’ Michael Kindelberger, “the store’s doing well and we’re excited to be a part of the community.”

“It’s a privilege to be in your community and we’re glad to be here,” said Kindelberger, Walgreens’ director of pharmacy and retail operations for Central New Jersey.

The store joins other township locations on Rt. 27 in Franklin Park and Hamilton Street in Somerset. On hand for the grand opening were Mayor Phil Kramer and Township Councilman Ted Chase (D-Ward 1).

“Overall we’re looking for a very long partnership and we’re hoping we can do everything we can to help the community thrive,” Kindelberger said. “Whatever we can do as a partner, we want to do that for you.”

Mayor Phil Kramer decided to get a shingles vaccination during the Walgreens grand opening on Aug. 4.

Kim Treece, Walgreens’ regional vice president for New Jersey and Pennsylvania, said there are some offerings in this location that are not available elsewhere.

“One of the things we offer here that we don’t have in all of the stores is a beauty consultant,” she said. “We can do mini-makeovers for free. We will be doing some of those things even around the Halloween season, so if kids wanted to come in and get their face painted, we’ll do it for free for them.”

Treece said the beauty consultant will also do skin testing.

“We can tell you what your skin hydration is, what kind of moisture you need, and we can also match up makeup for ladies that want to match,” she said.

The store offers the usual assortment of health and beauty products, some food and beverages and a self-serve photo department.

With the start of immunization season, Treece said, for every immunization purchased, Walgreens will donate one “to a child in need in another country, usually for polio or measles. So if you get a shot at Walgreens and get yourself really healthy, you’re also saving a child’s life.”

Purchases of vitamins will also trigger a donation of eye vitamins for children in need, through the Vitamin Angels program, she said.

“We’re giving back to the community just by you buying products at Walgreens,” she said.

The store is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the pharmacy is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.


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