Longs Drug Stores Opens New Store in Carpinteria
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New store boasts photo center and natural beauty center. WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) announced today that it will open a new Longs Drugs store in Carpinteria, California. At Noon on Saturday, June 7, Michael Ledbetter, Mayor of Carpinteria and Joe Armendariz, Carpinteria City Council Member, will be on hand to welcome Longs Drugs at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Store Manager Yolanda Garcia, Pharmacy Manager Garrett Viser and all of the associates at the new Longs Drugs store at 1036 Casitas Pass Road invite the community to visit this new Carpinteria store for the ribbon cutting ceremony and the festivities that follow including games, prizes, free samples and a special grand opening sale. The store is approximately 12,000 square-feet and offers comprehensive services in pharmacy, wellness, beauty and convenience. The Longs Drugs pharmacy is designed to increase the interaction between pharmacists and customers and the wellness area includes broad assortments of vitamins, supplements, and health foods. The beauty department is designed to encourage customers to spend time browsing, testing and touching the skin care and cosmetic product offering. The convenience food area, which includes dry cereal, snacks, meal solutions, dairy and frozen foods, is designed for quick fill-in trips between grocery store visits. The new Longs Drug store also features digital photo processing capabilities and expert services. The hours of operation for the new Longs Drugs in Carpinteria are: Store Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday Pharmacy Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday About Longs Drug Stores Corporation Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) is one of the most recognized retail drug store chains on the West Coast and in Hawaii. The Company operates more than 500 retail pharmacies and offers a wide assortment of merchandise focusing on health, wellness, beauty and convenience. Longs also provides pharmacy benefit management services and Medicare beneficiary prescription drug plans through its wholly-owned subsidiary, RxAmerica, LLC. Additional information about Longs and its services is available at http://www.longs.com and more information about RxAmerica is available at http://www.rxamerica.com. Contact: Mark L. Holz 925-979-3979 SOURCE Longs Drug Stores Corporation Mark L. Holz of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, +1-925-979-3979