Established by Charles R. Walgreen Sr. more than 100 years ago in a modest 20-foot by 50-foot shop on Chicago’s South Side, Walgreens has grown into the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chain. The company currently operates more than 6,500 stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Nearly eight years after the voters of Seattle passed a levy to expand the size and scope of the Van Asselt Community Center, the renovated building, located at 2820 S. Myrtle Street, was officially opened to the public in February 2007. Passed in 1999, the Community Center Levy provided a $3.9 million construction budget that would create a more enjoyable and user-friendly center for the citizens of Seattle. The levy proposed adding additional play areas, restrooms, locker rooms, new staff offices and a welcoming reception area to the existing building, which was last updated in 1976.
When community officials decided to renovate the Cerritos Public Library in Cerritos, Calif., they wanted to create a grand library that would honor the past while embracing the future. After four years of design and construction, the result is the newly named Cerritos Millennium Library, a sleek, futuristic-looking building that blends traditional library services with state-of-the-art technology and design.