Local drug stores providing pick-up, drive-through

Friday, March 27, 2020
Customers can still get their medicines through the drive-through window at Cloverdale Drugs.
Banner Graphic/Brand Selvia

This is another in a series of articles on how local businesses are currently coping with the coronavirus and its related issues.

As the Cloverdale and Bainbridge communities move with the COVID-19 spread, it may seem a beacon of hope that the small-town pharmacy would remain open.

Cloverdale Drugs and Crossroads Care Pharmacy are doing just that, focusing on providing the same level of service their patients depend on despite a change in routine.

It was announced on both pharmacies’ Facebook pages last week that their retail spaces would be closed so as to limit person-to-person contact.

While the lobbies are not open for the time being, customers can still pick up their medicines through the drive-through and prepaid delivery. There is also a curbside option available just at the Cloverdale location.

Both stores are owned and operated by Ben and Amanda Laney. The couple was recognized in January of 2019 when Cloverdale Drugs was honored as the Small Business of the Year by the Putnam County Chamber.

Cloverdale Drugs was reopened in the former Ice Box ice cream parlor in 2011. The drugstore was previously owned by Jack and Karen Newsom, who established the business in 1973 and moved it once in 1977.

The Laneys expanded their services to Bainbridge when they opened Crossroads Care Pharmacy in 2017. The clinic there is partnered with North Putnam Family Healthcare.

Cloverdale Drugs is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Crossroads Care Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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