In June, Walgreens announced it would be closing 150 stores in the US in a cost-cutting effort.

Now, those closings are hitting home here in the Valley, with the Walgreens in Austintown Township announcing the store at 40 N. Meridian Road.

In a statement from Walgreens, efforts are underway to retain employees at that location to other nearby stores.

The chain owners, Walgreens Boots Alliance, also announced in June the closing of 300 UK-based Boits locations as part of a cost-cutting effort, announced after the pharmacy third quarter earnings call. At the time, 

The store said that pharmacy patients do not have to take any action as prescription files will automatically transfer to the Walgreens in Cornersburg.
Patients should be receiving notice about the transfer through mail and other means to provide details about continued access to their prescriptions and health and wellness services.

Karen May, Senior Manager, Healthcare Communications for Walgreens said, "When faced with the difficult decision to close a location, several factors are taken into account, including our existing footprint of stores, dynamics of the local market, and changes in the buying habits of our patients and customers, among other reasons."

According to the Mahoning County Auditor's website, this location was built in 2008.