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Thread started 05/02/16 12:33pm

chanlocal

That "walgreens" photo

I'm a newbie around here--tried to post a few days ago to clear up the nonsense about this photo but it took days to get a login. I'd consider myself more a neighbor than a fan, but nonetheless, the media coverage has gotten under my skin and thought I could offer some reassurance. That photo is not from any of the local Walgreens stores. Not the two on route 5, not the one in Minnetonka that TMZ is claiming. There is no brick retaining wall in the parking lot of any of them. The articles all over about him driving past so many pharmacies to get to this specific one in Minnetonka? Nope. I don't know where that picture was taken, but it wasn't there. Honestly it looks more like the outside of the local coffee shop he would frequent.

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Reply #1 posted 05/02/16 12:38pm

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chanlocal said:

I'm a newbie around here--tried to post a few days ago to clear up the nonsense about this photo but it took days to get a login. I'd consider myself more a neighbor than a fan, but nonetheless, the media coverage has gotten under my skin and thought I could offer some reassurance. That photo is not from any of the local Walgreens stores. Not the two on route 5, not the one in Minnetonka that TMZ is claiming. There is no brick retaining wall in the parking lot of any of them. The articles all over about him driving past so many pharmacies to get to this specific one in Minnetonka? Nope. I don't know where that picture was taken, but it wasn't there. Honestly it looks more like the outside of the local coffee shop he would frequent.

Thanks. TMZ exemplifies what is wrong with people under 35 in society today.

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Reply #2 posted 05/02/16 12:44pm

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Thank you.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #3 posted 05/02/16 12:52pm

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It is from this store: Walgreen Pharmacy 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345

specifically bang on in the carpark on the road between Walgreens and the Animal Hospital.

Google maps it and drop the man on that road and you'll see exactly where the car was parked (in the carpark facing towards the animal hospital, and the hospital shown in the BG in the pic.


[Edited 5/2/16 12:54pm]

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Reply #4 posted 05/02/16 12:53pm

breakbeat

breakbeat said:

4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Google maps it and drop the man on that road and you'll see exactly where the car was parked (in the carpark facing towards the animal hospital, and the hospital shown in the BG in the pic.


TMZ is right.

[Edited 5/2/16 12:54pm]

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Reply #5 posted 05/02/16 12:57pm

spastic78

And it's near many more conveniently accessed amenities than any of the other pharmacies he drove by plus the parking lot offers a modicum of privacy. It's also closer to Lake Minnetonka.
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Reply #6 posted 05/02/16 12:58pm

prittypriss

breakbeat said:

It is from this store: Walgreen Pharmacy 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345

specifically bang on in the carpark on the road between Walgreens and the Animal Hospital.

Google maps it and drop the man on that road and you'll see exactly where the car was parked (in the carpark facing towards the animal hospital, and the hospital shown in the BG in the pic.


[Edited 5/2/16 12:54pm]

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Nope. There is a grassy area in the picture by Walgreens between the animal hospital and the pharmacy. In the picture with Prince, there is a brick wall that is about as tall as him, then a grassy area. No brick walls around the animal hospital, as it sits level with the pharmacy.

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Reply #7 posted 05/02/16 12:58pm

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chanlocal said:

I'm a newbie around here--tried to post a few days ago to clear up the nonsense about this photo but it took days to get a login. I'd consider myself more a neighbor than a fan, but nonetheless, the media coverage has gotten under my skin and thought I could offer some reassurance. That photo is not from any of the local Walgreens stores. Not the two on route 5, not the one in Minnetonka that TMZ is claiming. There is no brick retaining wall in the parking lot of any of them. The articles all over about him driving past so many pharmacies to get to this specific one in Minnetonka? Nope. I don't know where that picture was taken, but it wasn't there. Honestly it looks more like the outside of the local coffee shop he would frequent.

well thanks for clearing that up wink

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Reply #8 posted 05/02/16 12:59pm

chanlocal

I drove through the parking lot this morning. It is not. There is no brick retention wall. You can't even see the animal hospital in the background from the ground.

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Reply #9 posted 05/02/16 1:00pm

nursev

breakbeat said:

It is from this store: Walgreen Pharmacy 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345

specifically bang on in the carpark on the road between Walgreens and the Animal Hospital.

Google maps it and drop the man on that road and you'll see exactly where the car was parked (in the carpark facing towards the animal hospital, and the hospital shown in the BG in the pic.


[Edited 5/2/16 12:54pm]

Damn...did somebody really take time out of the day to do all that eek

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Reply #10 posted 05/02/16 1:01pm

chanlocal

spastic78 said:

And it's near many more conveniently accessed amenities than any of the other pharmacies he drove by plus the parking lot offers a modicum of privacy. It's also closer to Lake Minnetonka.

Nope, there's no privacy on that corner. You're talking about the corner of two major roads with a HUGE high school across the street.

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Reply #11 posted 05/02/16 1:01pm

ERINAMONDO

I live 5 blocks from the one in Minnetonka, it definitely has a retaining wall. And despite the fact that Target is busy, the Walgreens and small shops on that side are not. That's why the restaurant behind the Walgreens keeps going out of business.

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Reply #12 posted 05/02/16 1:06pm

breakbeat

prittypriss said:

breakbeat said:

It is from this store: Walgreen Pharmacy 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345

specifically bang on in the carpark on the road between Walgreens and the Animal Hospital.

Google maps it and drop the man on that road and you'll see exactly where the car was parked (in the carpark facing towards the animal hospital, and the hospital shown in the BG in the pic.


[Edited 5/2/16 12:54pm]

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Nope. There is a grassy area in the picture by Walgreens between the animal hospital and the pharmacy. In the picture with Prince, there is a brick wall that is about as tall as him, then a grassy area. No brick walls around the animal hospital, as it sits level with the pharmacy.

It is the carpark TMZ says it is.

[Edited 5/2/16 13:07pm]

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Reply #13 posted 05/02/16 1:08pm

phoenixrising

This thread is pointless
lockdance
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Reply #14 posted 05/02/16 1:09pm

breakbeat

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This thread is pointless lockdance

Agreed. The ligitimacy of the pic has been verified countless times.

[Edited 5/2/16 13:10pm]

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Reply #15 posted 05/02/16 1:13pm

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Yes, the Walgreen Pharmacy located at 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345 *is* the correct Walgreens. You can see the side of the animal hospital in the pic with Prince. Note the windows with the green siding above them. You can even make out where he was parked by the cables/pipes running down the side of the hospital. Also, if I am right, that Walgreens is right next to - ta da - Bremer Bank!

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Reply #16 posted 05/02/16 1:17pm

paulludvig

I can't believe I'm doing this. But anyway: From google maps

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #17 posted 05/02/16 1:19pm

breakbeat

jtfolden said:

Yes, the Walgreen Pharmacy located at 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345 *is* the correct Walgreens. You can see the side of the animal hospital in the pic with Prince. Note the windows with the green siding above them. You can even make out where he was parked by the cables/pipes running down the side of the hospital. Also, if I am right, that Walgreens is right next to - ta da - Bremer Bank!

True. But he was parked in WG carpark, the Bank's carpark is on the other side of the Bank building. So he was probably at Walgreens.

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Reply #18 posted 05/02/16 1:19pm

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...and from another angle, here is the retaining wall:

https://www.google.com/ma...56!6m1!1e1

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Reply #19 posted 05/02/16 1:20pm

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breakbeat said:

jtfolden said:

Yes, the Walgreen Pharmacy located at 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345 *is* the correct Walgreens. You can see the side of the animal hospital in the pic with Prince. Note the windows with the green siding above them. You can even make out where he was parked by the cables/pipes running down the side of the hospital. Also, if I am right, that Walgreens is right next to - ta da - Bremer Bank!

True. But he was parked in WG carpark, the Bank's carpark is on the other side of the Bank building. So he was probably at Walgreens.

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[Edited 5/2/16 13:19pm]

No, I agree he was at Walgreens but he may have chosen that specific Walgreens because he's gone to Bremer Bank there. That was his bank.

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Reply #20 posted 05/02/16 1:22pm

breakbeat

jtfolden said:

breakbeat said:

True. But he was parked in WG carpark, the Bank's carpark is on the other side of the Bank building. So he was probably at Walgreens.

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[Edited 5/2/16 13:19pm]

No, I agree he was at Walgreens but he may have chosen that specific Walgreens because he's gone to Bremer Bank there. That was his bank.

Yeah, I meant be was probably shopping at Walgreens. Or wouldn't he have parked in the Bank's designated carpark?

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Reply #21 posted 05/02/16 1:23pm

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Now I'm just confused. But if I lived there in Chan I would be doing the same. This sudden passing away is just too mysterious for my liking and I would want to play detective to. Any distraction helps too.

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Reply #22 posted 05/02/16 1:23pm

paulludvig

jtfolden said:

Yes, the Walgreen Pharmacy located at 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345 *is* the correct Walgreens. You can see the side of the animal hospital in the pic with Prince. Note the windows with the green siding above them. You can even make out where he was parked by the cables/pipes running down the side of the hospital. Also, if I am right, that Walgreens is right next to - ta da - Bremer Bank!

Isn't Bremer in charge of the estate for the time being?

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #23 posted 05/02/16 1:26pm

spastic78

jtfolden said:

Yes, the Walgreen Pharmacy located at 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345 *is* the correct Walgreens. You can see the side of the animal hospital in the pic with Prince. Note the windows with the green siding above them. You can even make out where he was parked by the cables/pipes running down the side of the hospital. Also, if I am right, that Walgreens is right next to - ta da - Bremer Bank!





Yep, and it offers a modicum of privacy wink It is easier to access than any of the other "passed" pharmacieswhike being near many more amenities including doctors.

TMZ and people are making a big deal out of nothing. Also the pharmacist inside that Wakgreens is tucked nicely in the back corner.
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Reply #24 posted 05/02/16 1:26pm

prittypriss

breakbeat said:

prittypriss said:

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Nope. There is a grassy area in the picture by Walgreens between the animal hospital and the pharmacy. In the picture with Prince, there is a brick wall that is about as tall as him, then a grassy area. No brick walls around the animal hospital, as it sits level with the pharmacy.

It is the carpark TMZ says it is.

[Edited 5/2/16 13:07pm]

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Sorry, from the google maps link you posted, I couldn't see a retaining wall any where, and trusted someone that lives in that area. I still don't see a retaining wall, but, oh well, the building looks the same.

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Reply #25 posted 05/02/16 1:27pm

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Yeah, this was just covered. I tried to find the right Walgreens on Google Earth, finding those around Paisley Park. A local offered to do a day trip, and found the right one. The structure you see behind (with the green trim) is an animal hospital. Go here, and find reply #72.

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Reply #26 posted 05/02/16 1:28pm

breakbeat

Bohemian67 said:

Now I'm just confused. But if I lived there in Chan I would be doing the same. This sudden passing away is just too mysterious for my liking and I would want to play detective to. Any distraction helps too.

Speaking of detective work, I can tell you that with most things, usually what it *looks like it may be* is usually *what it is/turns out to be*. So far, it looks to me like Prince got prescribed pain killers sometime around 2009 or so, got addicted from 2011-2015 or so, kicked the habit in 2016, went into withdrawals (the flu symptoms), fell off the wagon, pharmacy hopped and OD'd (maybe not a strict OD on Percocet, but they will have caused the respirator/heart failure/whatever happened in the evelvator directly). Just my take using the stuff that's come to light.

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Reply #27 posted 05/02/16 1:46pm

nursev

paulludvig said:

I can't believe I'm doing this. But anyway: From google maps

eek eek eek eek eek

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Reply #28 posted 05/02/16 1:55pm

morningsong

nursev said:

breakbeat said:

It is from this store: Walgreen Pharmacy 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345

specifically bang on in the carpark on the road between Walgreens and the Animal Hospital.

Google maps it and drop the man on that road and you'll see exactly where the car was parked (in the carpark facing towards the animal hospital, and the hospital shown in the BG in the pic.


[Edited 5/2/16 12:54pm]

Damn...did somebody really take time out of the day to do all that eek

Are you surprised? It's the org. You know that. My jaw use to drop over stuff drug up from never neverland.

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Reply #29 posted 05/02/16 1:58pm

nursev

morningsong said:

nursev said:

Damn...did somebody really take time out of the day to do all that eek

Are you surprised? It's the org. You know that. My jaw use to drop over stuff drug up from never neverland.

nod Org detectives lol

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