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The Walgreens location in Maryville is set to close on Nov. 7, a company spokesman confirmed to The Forum on Wednesday. Pharmacy prescriptions will be automatically transferred to Hy-Vee across the street.

MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Maryville Walgreens will be shuttered this fall as part of a wave of closings nationwide.

The Maryville location will close on Nov. 7, Phil Caruso, a spokesman for the company, told The Forum on Wednesday. Caruso said that prescription files from the pharmacy will automatically transfer to the Hy-Vee pharmacy in Maryville across the street.

“Patients do not need to take any actions and will receive a letter in the mail for more details,” Caruso said in an email.

In August, Walgreens announced it would close around 200 stores across the country, but has not released a list of which stores will be shut down.

"Much like J.C. Penney and Payless, rural communities have been impacted by these decisions," Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel said. "We are however encouraged by the potential reuse of this property as it is highly desirable by national companies with regards to economic development."

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