UPDATE (July 27, 2012): The Nyack Walgreens is now open. There's a new sign at the entrance to the store announcing its opening — along with plenty of balloons.
Store hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., but may shift to 24-hours in the future, officials said. Walgreens will feature a pharmacy and photo development area, and offer an assortment of groceries and household items, as well.
The store, located at "the gateway to Nyack" on Rt. 59, was build from the ground up and replaced the iconic Hilltop restaurant.
(Read the full history of the Hilltop restaurant , and the saga of its missing sign .)
and construction of Walgreens began in August of 2011, but only after a protracted back-and-forth with village officials. Attorneys representing the business that the Walgreens and consequent signage would create traffic congestion, unsafe conditions for drivers and pedestrians and detract from the region's "character."