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How neglected is Walgreen's property at Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard? Well, in 2006 store staff failed to notice that someone had died in their parking lot, and things haven't really improved since then. Now Walgreens wants to add a drive-through window, so an executive from the company met with Echo Park locals to discuss garnering community support. At the meeting, "LAPD Senior Lead officer Bobby Hill said that nearly 85% of the trash collected at a recent Echo Park Clean Up came from the Walgreens property," reports the Eastsider. "The drug store executive was shocked but residents were not." We're guessing that if a dead body doesn't inspire the company to maintain its property better, a mere shocking trash statistic won't help, but hopefully we're just being cynics. In related news, Happy Earth Day, folks.
· Cleaning up after Walgreens [The Eastsider LA]