The Walgreens Pharmacy on West St. Louis Avenue in East Alton is closed for good.  Employees were told of the move in late July.  The closing comes as the Deerfield, Il - based company begins downsizing operations nationwide.

In a previous interview, East Alton Mayor Joe Silkwood tells The Big Z the closing will have an impact on local employees and customers.  

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The store closed at 5pm Wednesday. 

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