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Walgreens Could Sell Alcohol in La Crescenta

Locals will have the chance to ask questions, voice qualms during a public hearing on Oct. 13 regarding Walgreen's request to sell liquor.

is requesting a conditional use permit to sell beer and wine for offsite consumption, but so far locals are telling county officials that they oppose the pharmacy carrying liquor. 

The 11,837-square foot Walgreens at 3001 Foothill Boulevard, near Ramsdell Avenue, is about two blocks from .

Four people wrote to the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, opposing the conditional use permit, Planner Donald Kress said.

A public hearing will be held on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at for locals to say what they think about the request.

Another public hearing will be held Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. at room 150, 320 West Temple Street in downtown Los Angeles.

These items of correspondence, along with an updated information package, will be available on Regional Planning’s public website on Oct. 6.

Information about the planning case is available from the Department of Regional Planning.

John MacDougall October 02, 2011 at 01:12 AM
There is already a liquor store directly across Foothill,closer to the high school than Walgreens, and the Shell station convenience store next to it also sells liquor, so it's hard for me to see how adding one more place that sells liquor, farther away from the high school than the other two, would be an issue at all. Presumably, the people opposed to it would be the owners of the liquor store and the Shell station.

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