Del Ray shoppers should welcome another retail choice

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To the editor:
I am surprised by the dustup over the planned Walgreens location at Mount Vernon and Monroe avenues (“Walgreen Co. undeterred from Del Ray expansion,” April 4). Those who don’t want large national chains in Del Ray must not know that the CVS up the street is a national chain and Giant is owned by Royal Ahold, a Dutch conglomerate. Both have been retail fixtures — and poor ones at that — in Del Ray for years.

Please, if we can get some decent competition to our limited retail choices in Del Ray — be they local, national or multinational — I’m all for it. The city should welcome them.
– Steven Young
Alexandria

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