Walgreens developer plans store in Deming

Nov 7, 2012 Full story: Deming Headlight 22

A City of Deming councilor and his Las Cruces-based real estate firm stand to make over $50,000 if the city-Luna County effort to attract a Walgreens to open locally is successful.

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ethics anyone

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Nov 8, 2012
Mr Shattuck sold this building to the County for three hundred nintey nine thousand dollars to the County years ago for a- sub station for the city and county, police sheriff etc. He rented it for a while to the County while the court house was being re-vamped. Butter Milo sold his building J and J printing during that time frame also. The City County sold and bought and re sold and purchased the building next to it. They re bought it for a youth center on a grant. Then tore it down. They bought a condemmed building....for a youth center. Becky Allen former commissioner was hung out to dry and removed from being a commissioner for a similar practice which she asked if it was ethical and was given the go ahead by legal council hired by the county.
At least no one is sneaking around and this an is in your face deal. Recuse away. The City council sets the standard for the way the rest of us will do business. Recusing one self is only one small step from corrupt activity.
sharpie

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Nov 8, 2012
HOwever the land was sold will not matter in a few years. THe town now has a company with a good reputation for how it treats its employees and offers quality goods at fair sale prices to the public. The local network will continue their oleboys practices no matter. There are no ethics in Southern NM.
Bob

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Nov 13, 2012
Legal Notice
The Deming City Council will hold a Workshop at 4:00 p.m. on November 13, 2012 for general discussion of the items that will go before Council at their regular meeting Monday, November 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the John Strand Municipal Building located at 309 S. Gold, to consider any business that may come properly before them:
An agenda may be obtained at the John Strand Municipal Building located at 309 S. Gold 24 hours prior to the meeting or online at www.cityofdeming.org Friday evening before the scheduled meeting.
Richard F. McInturff
Administrator
Posted: October 29, 2012
Published: October 31, 2012
"NO AGENDA POSTED ONLINE as of 4:15 PM November 13, 2012...the day of the meeting." Maybe McInturff should rename the heading to "ILLEGAL NOTICE."
Sticky feet

Artesia, NM

#4 Nov 15, 2012
ethics anyone wrote:
Mr Shattuck sold this building to the County for three hundred nintey nine thousand dollars to the County years ago for a- sub station for the city and county, police sheriff etc. He rented it for a while to the County while the court house was being re-vamped. Butter Milo sold his building J and J printing during that time frame also. The City County sold and bought and re sold and purchased the building next to it. They re bought it for a youth center on a grant. Then tore it down. They bought a condemmed building....for a youth center. Becky Allen former commissioner was hung out to dry and removed from being a commissioner for a similar practice which she asked if it was ethical and was given the go ahead by legal council hired by the county.
At least no one is sneaking around and this an is in your face deal. Recuse away. The City council sets the standard for the way the rest of us will do business. Recusing one self is only one small step from corrupt activity.
Yeah, plus there were weeds.
Walking with Gratitude

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Nov 16, 2012
Sticky feet wrote:
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Yeah, plus there were weeds.
Not anymore. The mainstreets look much better now. Yeah!!!!
walking with mace

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Nov 19, 2012
Walking with Gratitude wrote:
<quoted text>Not anymore. The mainstreets look much better now. Yeah!!!!
I did not know that ''vacant '' was a better look for mainstreets.
paying to play

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Nov 19, 2012
sharpie wrote:
HOwever the land was sold will not matter in a few years. THe town now has a company with a good reputation for how it treats its employees and offers quality goods at fair sale prices to the public. The local network will continue their oleboys practices no matter. There are no ethics in Southern NM.
If they want to keep their good reputation then I would think that they would not want be connected the corrupt dealings of the county and City. When you invest in a City it always matters especially in a few years. You always pay to play. Its called politics.
pragmatic

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Dec 5, 2012
Wel, it looks like walgreens has side stepped the city and it's pay to play scheme by buying and opening in the former medicine shop site. Good for walgreens and the consumer, too bad for the corrupt city.
chico

United States

#9 Dec 5, 2012
Wrong pragmatic. Holding action. When the new store opens the crew at the old Medicine Shoppe will become the initial pharmacy cadre and the old Medicine Shoppe building will be abandoned or moved or something..
Disappointed

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Feb 12, 2013
I don't give Walgreens three years to fail in Deming. At first I was excited. But Beware. I used to get Four different prescriptions filled at Medicine Shopp and then DHP, monthly. After Walgreens took over My Cost had risen by 60%for the same meds. I called my insurance company and ask why it had gone up. I was told that Walgreens charge insurance companies alot more for the drugs. The difference is pasted of to the customer. I was told that I could move my meds to any other Pharmacy in Deming and the cost would return to normal. I now remember when I was working, before I retired, the health insurance for that company would not pay anything if you used Walgreens. I had forgot about that. So I move my prescriptions to another Pharmacy and to cost went back to normal. The Pharmacy I change to told me that Walgreen customers were flocking to them. So be Aware. I bet their new building will never be built. They have lost to many customers.
perfect

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Feb 12, 2013
I heard that Walgreens will be competing with the Luna County family friendly bar and that they will have a patio out front where every one can drink. Does the church across the street mind if there is a liquor store across the street from them or is this a Walgreens with out a liquor department?
I guess the Mayor will need to decide if they should have a waiver like the Reedys got for there little brewing place down the street.
I am not too sure the Baptist church will be crazy about this. Are there walgreens with out a liquor department?
Will this be another ''governmental liquor license?''
markie

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Feb 13, 2013
perfect wrote:
I heard that Walgreens will be competing with the Luna County family friendly bar and that they will have a patio out front where every one can drink. Does the church across the street mind if there is a liquor store across the street from them or is this a Walgreens with out a liquor department?
I guess the Mayor will need to decide if they should have a waiver like the Reedys got for there little brewing place down the street.
I am not too sure the Baptist church will be crazy about this. Are there walgreens with out a liquor department?
Will this be another ''governmental liquor license?''
The county or state governments decide what types of business are allowed to sell alcohol/hard liquor. As a matter of integrity, pharmacies should not sell alcohol or tobacco products. However they are a business and if they can get you to need meds for your lungs and liver by providing these products, who am I to judge?

There is a huge profit in these addictive substances and while there could be only state run or county run retail outlets for these luxuries, the state of NM and the counties must feel they get enough profit from the additional taxes levied on the consumer.

Most pharmacies, grocery stores and gas stations could not stay in business in southern NM without being able to profit from the sale of either one.

I'm pretty sure those Baptists will get their cases and bottles further from the church if the new shop opens across the road; per usual. I've found those who preach loudest against a vice are usually lecturing themselves.

Now if you all have a drink, please stay put for the night or catch a ride with someone who doesn't need to drink to relax or loosen up. You may think you are somehow more desirable for your efforts, but you are so misguided.
perfect

Las Cruces, NM

#13 Feb 14, 2013
markie wrote:
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The county or state governments decide what types of business are allowed to sell alcohol/hard liquor. As a matter of integrity, pharmacies should not sell alcohol or tobacco products. However they are a business and if they can get you to need meds for your lungs and liver by providing these products, who am I to judge?
There is a huge profit in these addictive substances and while there could be only state run or county run retail outlets for these luxuries, the state of NM and the counties must feel they get enough profit from the additional taxes levied on the consumer.
Most pharmacies, grocery stores and gas stations could not stay in business in southern NM without being able to profit from the sale of either one.
I'm pretty sure those Baptists will get their cases and bottles further from the church if the new shop opens across the road; per usual. I've found those who preach loudest against a vice are usually lecturing themselves.
Now if you all have a drink, please stay put for the night or catch a ride with someone who doesn't need to drink to relax or loosen up. You may think you are somehow more desirable for your efforts, but you are so misguided.
There is a city law that says a liquor establishment ''sales'' have to be x amount of feet from a church or school. In the past other buisness ventures were turned down because of this state regulation. The class room at the old depoit by the county bar had to be used as something else when the entertainment center was put in next door to it it was to close to the bar and could not be a class room. Reedy got a waiver for his little bar from the mayors church and the school behind his brewery moved to another location before it was a problem. Its not a religion thing its a state regulation to keep citizens safe. I am sure if this Wal greens sales liquor the city will find a way to ''fix'' this and will be carefull in their measurment of the facility. Each man is just in his own eyes. Research should be done for the requirement and if it has been then let the public know.
silence

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Jun 2, 2013
Any news on the new Walgreens store? When are they starting the project?
wondering

Rio Rancho, NM

#15 Jun 3, 2013
silence wrote:
Any news on the new Walgreens store? When are they starting the project?
Yeah, I was wondering about that also. No sign of anything going on there. What happened?
no weeds

Las Cruces, NM

#16 Jun 3, 2013
The City needs to put some gravel on the empty'' Walgreens'' lot to keep the dirt down its a mess when the wind blows.
wondering

Rio Rancho, NM

#17 Jun 3, 2013
no weeds wrote:
The City needs to put some gravel on the empty'' Walgreens'' lot to keep the dirt down its a mess when the wind blows.
I'd rather have a building there with pavement.
dirt devil

Las Cruces, NM

#18 Jun 4, 2013
It is a federal law that when you disturbe over an acre of land as in clearing it, you have to keep it from blowing dust. Where is all that top soil going and think about who is cleaning it up. Its been many months since this land was cleared. A building on it would be nice however with the permit problems the city is having it could be months or years. No visability on a major stop light when the dirt is blowing is a true problem.
Exodus

Tampa, FL

#19 Jun 8, 2013
Deming is growing more and more like Columbus/Palomas.
Jackie

United States

#20 Jul 19, 2013
Walgreens in Deming, Just another rip-off I am still trying to get use to the idea that the MED shop is gone,and watched my prescriptions rise by 45% F**K Y** WALGREENS hello K-Mart or the grave yard, hum Like the idea of the grave yard better,than to be rip-off by them,great job chamber of commerce,allow another rip-off for Deming to come in rather than try to help the Med Shop

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