CLOVERDALE -- After 35 years at 235 S. Main St., it's time for a change at Cloverdale Drugs.
The pharmacy, which is currently owned by Ben and Amanda Laney, will soon be moving to 900 N. Main St. or the current location of the Ice Box. The new location will open on Monday, Dec. 19.
The couple bought the pharmacy back in January 2008 from previous owners Jack and Karen Newsom. After years of dreaming of owning their own property, they have finally found what they believe is the perfect location for the pharmacy in the Ice Box.
After opening in May 1973 the pharmacy moved to its current location in 1977.
Working for the Newsoms in high school, along with each summer of college, Ben was beyond excited at the prospect of owning his own business and continuing to serve his community's needs.
"It was just a great opportunity to be a business owner," Ben explained. "It's quite an opportunity to work for yourself at such a young age."
The two have had their eyes set on buying a new property for quite some time to meet their longtime goals.
"We've been kind of wanting to own our own property since the beginning," Amanda said. "It all kind of just fell into place."
After being approached this past summer to purchase the Ice Box, the two made their plans and began to process of creating what their new location will look like.
"It was an ideal sized building for what we needed," Amanda added.
The new location, which has been totally gutted and will include a bigger parking lot for customers, a drive-through for the pharmacy and a much larger pharmacy area. The couple are hoping that the move into a high-traffic area will increase their business as well as make it easier for their existing customers.
"We hope to continue serving the local community just as we always have," Amanda said. "Our pharmacists are very accessible and take time to explain any questions the patients may have."
After years of loyal customers, the couple is hoping to still maintain the community's support not only by providing personalized care and attention but quality service they always have.
"We as an independent pharmacy strive to provide personalized service," explained Amanda. "We know many of our customers on a first-name basis and our customers are able to come in or call and speak directly with a pharmacist if they have questions or concerns."
Cloverdale Drugs is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.