MILL VALLEY, Calif. (KRON) — Food, candy and beverage sales at a Walgreens location in Mill Valley were suspended due to a rodent problem, KRON4 has learned. An employee at the store informed a KRON4 reporter who visited the store on Tuesday night that they had been told not to sell food items from their store, but were not informed why or how long the stoppage would last.
Video and photos from the Walgreens, which is located on Shoreline Drive, shows shelves stocked full of food with signs taped to the front. The printed signs read “All food, candy, beverage sales are temporarily suspended.”
KRON4 reached out to another Bay Area Walgreens location, which said it was selling food items as normal. We also reached out to Marin County Health and Human Services to see if they were aware of sales being suspended at the location and are awaiting a response.
The Mill Valley location suspending food sales comes on the heels of California Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing that the state would be suspending all business with Walgreens.
KRON4 also reached out to Walgreens and received the following statement from a company spokesperson:
“The health and safety of our patients, customers and team members is our top priority. A pest issue impacting our store located at 227 Shoreline Hwy. in Mill Valley, CA requires urgent and aggressive remediation. The store and pharmacy remain open. We thank patients and customers for their patience, as we have temporarily closed affected sections for thorough and comprehensive cleaning and focused efforts to eliminate the problem.”