NEW FLAGSHIP WALGREENS OPENS IN NOEL STATE BANK BUILDING
CHICAGO — Walgreens opened its latest flagship store at 1601 N. Milwaukee Ave., in the historic Noel State Bank Building in Chicago. The company preserved much of the building's original architecture and even reused an old bank feature as a “Vitamin Vault.” Leopardo served as the general contractor for the project and Camburas & Theodore Architects provided architectural services. The Noel State Bank Building was constructed in 1919. The original bank fell victim to a run on the bank during the Great Depression. The building has housed several different banks over the decades, the last being Midwest Bank, which closed several years ago. The store will include a cafe and juice bar, a wine selection featuring more than 700 wines and expert eyebrow shaping and grooming services.