The Wrigley Building, located at 410 N. Michigan Ave., is a historical and iconic Chicago landmark, and Walgreens wanted to kept signage sedate in keeping with the building’s long history, said Caruso.
In keeping with the historical quality of the site, the interior color scheme mimics of the gradients of terra cotta of the building’s exterior, said Caruso. A floor mosaic of the Wrigley Building’s famous clock greets customers at the Michigan Avenue entrance.
Soups are a new addition to Walgreens’ freshly prepared sections, known as Up Market in the flagship stores. The self-serve bar features freshly made-daily seasonal selections. Hand-rolled sushi and sashimi are also made daily by in-house sushi chefs.
Shake on it
Another new feature is the milkshake bar with five flavors, including seasonal selections like coconut. Walgreens uses flagship stores to test out new ideas and concepts, said Caruso.
Customers can choose fresh fruit and vegetables for their smoothies.
On the go
Up Market tourists and people who live and work in the Loop have a selection of made-fresh-daily sandwiches and salads to chose from.
Fresh produce sits next to the checkout lines for healthy impulse purchases.
The Beer Cave is unique to the Wrigley Building Walgreens. The walk-in cooler holds more than 200 cold craft beer selections, as well as wine.
Pharmacists are made more accessible to provide counseling and health services. A room is available for private health consultations.
The Healthcare Clinic is staffed by board certified family nurse practioners who provide immunizations and health tests.
Wall art in the store reflects the city’s landscape and culture. A local artist created images such as this one in the frozen food section. Each Walgreens flagship store is designed to fit with the character of the community it’s in, said Caruso.
The second-floor provides a 180-degree view of Michigan Avenue. Visitors can see other Chicago landmarks like the Tribune Tower.
Windy City visitors can find souvenirs to take back home.