New Kenwood Walgreens is open

The new Kenwood Walgreens opened on the sly on Friday, sporting the squeaky clean and antiseptic look of the chain’s new stores.

“Hardly anybody knows we’re open,” said a clerk who stood in the near customer-less store about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Unlike the new Walgreens at East Superior Street on 12th Avenue East that opened about a year ago, the Kenwood store isn’t open 24 hours a day. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays, the clerk said. Its pharmacy department closes even earlier.

With its two stories (the second floor is for staff) and large windows, it looks big from the outside and quite nice. But while it’s much bigger inside than its former space across the street in the Kenwood Shopping Center (a former Falk’s Pharmacy), it’s smaller than the Superior Street store.

That will likely limit the extent of the Kenwood store’s seasonal and less basic drug store offerings which the Superior Street store has plenty of on its selves.