The fight against Walgreens' impending arrival in Windsor Terrace will wage on tonight, with a rally in front of the now-empty Key Food scheduled to kick of at 7 p.m.
Local elected officials have been asked by the rally's organizers, the Windsor Terrace Alliance and the listserv KWTNeighbors, to report any updates regarding the mega-chain's plans to come to the area, and what it intends to offer residents once it arrives.
The rally comes off the heels of an , in which hundreds of enraged residents showed up to express their disdain for the store before local elected officials and one very flustered Walgreens representative.
Organizers have asked each of the area's elected officials, including Assemblyman Jim Brennan, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Councilman Brad Lander, D-Park Slope, to report to the rally with any updates from Walgreens.
Officers from the 72nd Precinct will be on hand to maintain order, so participants should take care to remain on sidewalks in front of the store only.
The rally will also double as a canned food drive organized by Community Board 7. All items collected will be distributed among Windsor Terrace seniors, many of whom don't drive and are now without walkable access to fresh food.
The rally will be held on Thursday, June 28 AT 7:00 p.m. in front of the former Key Food, located at 589 Prospect Ave.