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May 9, 2013

Medicine Shoppe closes its doors


A place many people relied on for nearly two decades closed Wednesday. It was a place where the employees knew your name. It’s was a place where they answered your questions.

No, it’s not a bar or restaurant. It’s a pharmacy.

The Medicine Shoppe, a family-owned pharmacy, closed after being in business for 18 years.

“I have worked diligently with Walgreens to ensure that we continue to provide great services that you deserve: delivery, ExpressPay and other services,” Denise Cousins, owner/pharmacist, said.

All of Medicine Shoppe’s customers have been transferred to Walgreen Drug Stores.

Nearly three years ago, shortly after opening a new building at the corner of Main Avenue and West 42nd Street, Cousins was diagnosed with breast cancer. After treatment, she’s now cancer-free.

“After experiencing a life-changing event such as this, I feel compelled to balance my personal life — my health and family, raising two children — along with my professional life,” she said. “So it is with mixed emotions that I am stepping away from the pharmacy industry.”

Medicine Shoppe was a franchisee of Cardinal Health Distribution.

In the past, Cousins credited the pharmacy’s growth to its many services: competitive prices, prompt prescription service, acceptance of prescription insurance, work with Medicare patients, free delivery and courteous service.

Cousins assures her customers “that Bob (the delivery man) will be ‘on the road’ with your deliveries, so expect to see him soon.”

Medicine Shoppe was a “community pharmacy,” she said. “I would also like to thank Amy, Barb, Betty Ann and Rose Ann who have been dedicated to our clients and our business.”

Ken Kister of MK2 Properties built and leased the new building to Cousins. The now-vacant, 2,000-square-foot building has an open floor plan, two offices, a drive-through window and a pharmacy counter in the back.

When Cousins opened the new store, she closed the old store at 4343 Main Ave.

Calling the Medicine Shoppe phone number will connect customers to Walgreens.

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