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Store opens near Lowe's

LAKE WYLIE -- Lowe's is no longer alone. Mill Creek Commons now has a second store open for business with Thursday's addition of Walgreens at the north corner of S.C. 557 and 274.

"We're excited about bringing Walgreens to Lake Wylie," said manager Sarah Buck.

Mill Creek Commons eventually will include, along with Lowe's Home Improvement and Walgreens, a Wal-Mart Supercenter and nine other outparcel spaces lining highways 557 and 274. Committed or under construction are McDonald's, Bank of America, Wachovia and Provident Community Bank. Possibilities for the five remaining outparcels include dining options, according to developer Crescent Resources, though no more agreements have been reached.

Walgreens includes a drive-thru pharmacy, automatic prescription refills and a nationwide network of pharmacies. "We've hired an outstanding staff whose focus will be delivering exceptional customer service to this community," Buck said. "We believe our customers will appreciate the level of convenience they'll find."

Walgreens services include pharmacy system links so customers may get refills at any of its stores; Auto Prefills, a service that marks monthly medications to be refilled automatically; and Prescription Savings Club program, which offers more than 400 generics for $12 for a 90-day supply.

Walgreens is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; pharmacy hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit

McDonald's, currently located at Waterside Market Place, could be open by July 27, said Doris Coon, who's helping McDonald's with the move.

BOA and Wachovia will move from Lake Wylie Plaza. Wal-Mart recently stated plans to begin construction in late summer or early fall to open next year.