The corner of Highways 101 and 20 is bustling with activity again, as two big front loaders dig out the foundation for the new Walgreens Drug Store planned for the site. Although the project was approved last year, going has been slow due to state environmental controls and soils testing. The site used to be a gas station, and for a very long time. Then there was a delay caused by issues dealing with changing the status of NE 1st Street which cuts through the project area.
From here on, it’s expected to be full speed ahead with a grand opening sometime next spring.