Sources tell Swamplot that the River Oaks Baptist School is buying the building occupied by Walgreens at 3900 Westheimer Rd., at the southern end of the school’s campus on Willowick Rd. The school will reportedly use the 1.8-acre property vacated by the drug-store chain (and pictured above) for a “possible parking garage and secondary exit onto Westheimer.”
Walgreens won’t be leaving the Highland Village area, however. Workers are already transforming the former Fresh Market grocery store at 3745 Westheimer Rd. (pictured below) into a new Walgreens. It’s currently scheduled to open in March:
Fresh Market lasted only 7 months in the store, which is almost catty-corner to the Walgreens that River Oaks Baptist is buying. It closed last March. The Rice Epicurean grocery store in that location closed in early 2013.
Here’s another view of the about-to-exit Walgreens at 3900 Westheimer, across the street:
- Previously on Swamplot: Stale After 7 Months, Fresh Market at Westheimer and Weslayan Is Shutting Down; Rice Epicurean Giving Up the Groceries, Leasing 4 Locations to Fresh Market
Photos: Swamplot inbox