by Howard Kohn
Will the new Walgreens at Takoma-Langley Crossroads be the start of a makeover that introduces modern Americana into a commercial area that has gone primarily international the past several years?
Hard to know, but this particular Walgreens, scheduled to open in March, will be a spiffed-up rendition of a chain drugstore. There will be polished floors, wide aisles and an open ceiling.
The new store is located in the southeast quadrant of the Crossroads, inside city limits. It replaces the Indian restaurant, Udupi Palace, which moved next door. Walgreens owns an additional 10 acres in the quadrant, but the company has not yet announced any plans for the extra property.