Walgreens celebrates 80th anniversary of Marquette University store

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of a Milwaukee-based store that continues to serve the students and surrounding community of Marquette University.

The store, located on 16th St. and Wisconsin Ave., is the second-oldest Walgreens that still operates at its original location, the drug store chain said. The store experienced several innovations rolled out by Walgreens, including "touch-tone prefills," large-type prescription instructions and offering immunizations daily with no appointment necessary.

“Outside of one other Walgreens in Tennessee, no other store in the chain has ever celebrated this milestone,” Walgreens district manager Rob Wucki said. “For eight decades, we’ve been the go-to destination for the health and daily living needs of Marquette students and the community at large. We’re proud to call 16th and Wisconsin home and committed to many more years of service to come.”