Half a year after having to close the long-running drugstore, the proprietor of Bruce Smith Drugs is back behind a pharmacy counter at the Village Shops.
Debbie Richmond, whose family had owned Bruce Smith Drugs for decades when it closed late last year, and other former Bruce Smith employees are now operating the new pharmacy at the Hen House Village Market, just steps away from the longtime Bruce Smith Drugs location. The Hen House pharmacy, which is located near the store entrance where the dining area used to be, opened the first week of May.
“We’re just thrilled to be back and get to see some of our customers,” Richmond said.
The pharmacy is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to prescription refill services the Hen House pharmacy offers on site immunizations, from the shingles and pneumococcal vaccines to flu shots. No reservations are required for immunization services.
The Village Shops location is also building out a “VIP Pharmacy” service that will be aimed at seniors in assisted-living housing who may have complicated medication needs and would benefit from delivery services.