Walgreens plans large Downtown Crossing store The drugstore chain will convert former Borders bookstore in Downtown Crossing into an emporium with a wide range of merchandise ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Pat Greenhouse/Globe File/2011 Walgreens is taking over part of the former Borders space in Downtown Crossing. Walgreens The Illinois drugstore chain will model the Boston location after two it recently opened in New York City and Chicago (pictured). Walgreens Similar to its Duane Reade store in NewYork City, Walgreens plans to highlight the architectural details of the historic Downtown Crossing space. Walgreens Fresh hand-rolled sushi, a juice bar, and eyebrow grooming are among the amenities that the upscale Walgreens will be offering. Walgreens A juice bar will offer made-to-order smoothies. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Walgreens will open the 24,000-square-foot store this fall in the building that once housed the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank.