PARSONS — On Monday, Gov. Jim Justice launched a letter he’s sending to Walgreens Company relating to the deliberate closing of the Parsons Walgreen retailer and pharmacy subsequent month.
Officers stated final week that the Walgreens retailer and pharmacy in Parsons will shut its doorways for good on Thursday, Dec. 14.
Newly sworn-in Parsons Mayor Bruce Kolsun contacted Justice and different state officers asking them to assist with the scenario.
Justice’s letter is addressed to Tracey Brown, govt vice chairman and president, Walgreens Retail and Chief Buyer Workplace, at company headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois.
The letter was despatched on Monday “In an effort to maintain the Parsons location open,” Justice Press Secretary CJ Harvey instructed The Inter-Mountain.
The letter is printed beneath in full:
“Pricey Mrs. Brown, I hope this letter finds you properly. I’m writing with nice concern relating to the current announcement of the closing of the Walgreens retailer situated in Parsons, West Virginia.
“After studying of this closure, I used to be contacted by Mayor Bruce Kolsun of Parsons,
who’ve expressed their deep concern in regards to the influence this closure could have on the group and
neighboring areas. As Mayor Kolsun acknowledged, the closing of this Walgreens retailer could have
devastating results on the native economic system and have a big influence on important accessibility
providers for residents, particularly the aged and people depending on this unit for
their pharmaceutical wants.
“Moreover, Mayor Kolsun knowledgeable me that the supervisor of the Parsons household Walgreens indicated a
lack of knowledge relating to the explanations for the closure, stating that they didn’t know
determination till lately. This sudden closure not solely creates uncertainty, it additionally leaves
group with a spot in entry to very important services and products, together with prescribed drugs and
different important gadgets not available elsewhere close by.
“Moreover, as we talk about this closure, I have to carry to your consideration the numerous
improvement going down within the neighborhood. Building of Hall H (US Route 48), a
the essential Four-lane freeway, is underway. This main infrastructure challenge will join Parsons to its
the primary Four-lane freeway, ushering in a brand new period of improved connectivity and development for the area.
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“The introduction of this new infrastructure underscores the evolutionary potential of Parsons et al
neighboring areas. It emphasizes the necessity for constant and dependable providers to help
anticipated development and to fulfill the wants of communities alongside this growing hall.
“I’m deeply involved that within the midst of those promising developments, the choice to shut has been made
Parsons Walgreens was achieved. West Virginia doesn’t look favorably on the key’s actions
firms select the places they need to serve and subsequently depart smaller ones
communities with out important providers. The closure of this facility appears essential
counterintuitive to the progress and potential the area is poised to expertise.
“Understanding the integral function Walgreens performs in offering important providers
residents of Parsons and surrounding communities, I respectfully urge you to rethink
the choice to shut the Parsons location. Sustaining entry to prescribed drugs, particularly for
susceptible populations, is essential, and sustaining a nationwide chain of pharmacies on this space can be
considerably assuaging the hardships that closure would impose.
“I kindly request your immediate consideration and consideration of this matter. Your help find a
resolution that ensures continued entry to important providers for the residents of Parsons and
surrounding areas can be significantly appreciated.
“Thanks to your time and a focus to this urgent concern. I sit up for your response
and we hope for a good decision that prioritizes the well-being of affected communities.
Sincerely, James C. Justice, II, Governor, State of West Virginia.”