Rumors about drugstore make the rounds |

Rumors about drugstore make the rounds

Brandon Johnson

Despite rumors to the contrary, Walgreens officials say the company doesn’t have any official plans to open a store in Craig.

Rumors have been floating around town in recent weeks that the Illinois-based drugstore chain was heading for Craig.

The store was supposed to open near Victory Way and Green Street, near the old Burger King restaurant, according to rumors.

But Carol Hively, a spokeswoman for the company, said there are no official plans for a Craig store.

Still, Hively didn’t rule out Craig completely.

She said the company could still be in the very early stages of opening a store and searching for a place to build.

The company is still growing in Colorado, Hively said.

On road to opening Although a Craig Walgreens still is only a possibility, Wal-Mart moved one step closer to becoming a reality in Craig last week when city officials finalized plans for entrances to the proposed supercenter.

Now, in addition to two access drives from Victory Way, Wal-Mart will add an access drive from Riverview Avenue to the west of the store.

Officials from the Arkansas-based retailer have said construction could begin in the spring and take eight to 10 months to complete.

Tool time?

Rumor has it a tool store is hammering out plans to move into Centennial Mall.

Mall officials didn’t return calls, so just when the store would open is unclear.

The store, according to rumors, will sell a variety of items at discounted prices.

Fake money, real cost

Local retailers breathed a sigh of relief last week when Craig police said they arrested two men thought to be involved in a rash of counterfeit bills passed at some businesses.

If retailers accepted the bills, they lost the money.

Police said 20 fake $100 bills were passed at local businesses in the past two months.

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