Walgreens opens on historic Magazine Street
New Orleans -- Covington, La.-based Stirling Properties said that Walgreens has opened a new store on Magazine Street in New Orleans.
The 13,000-sq.-ft. store features a drive-thru window, full-service pharmacy and a Look Boutique specializing in high-end cosmetics. The site is the original home of the Ed Brauner American Legion Post #307 and portions of the building date back to 1947. The front and rear facades of the building were replaced and the interior fully demolished. The new design features large windows to showcase the building’s interior, a pedestrian entrance on Magazine Street, and a rear parking lot with a drive-thru window.
To pay homage to war veterans and the building’s former use as a meeting spot for them, several American Legion images and symbols were incorporated into the new design.
“This adaptive reuse project represents a true cooperative effort between Stirling Properties, Walgreens, the City of New Orleans, local retailers, and surrounding neighborhoods,” said Peter Aamodt, VP development for Stirling Properties.