Walgreens’ plans to develop fulfillment center in Orange County may be scrapped

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The Walgreen's store in Port Jervis

TOWN OF NEWBURGH – Walgreens’ plans to create a micro-fulfillment center in a giant warehouse-distribution center on Union Avenue in the Town of Newburgh may not come to fruition.

There is an issue with the state that is apparently holding up the deal and while details are unknown, it may have to do with the filling of prescriptions in such a facility.

If that project does not come to fruition, Orange County Partnership President Maureen Halahan is confident the building, constructed by the Matrix company, will nail down a tenant.

“I will tell you this – that particular building that is up and is ready to go, will be filled very quickly,” she told Mid-Hudson News. “Right now, the lease has not been 100 percent signed, but it looks like we will have a tenant in that building this coming year right away.”

Neither the state’s Empire State Development Corporation nor Walgreens’ have provided an explanation for the possible failure of the deal.