Pharmacy gets a warm welcome
By JON WILSON
Published March 21, 2007
Outside, there were banners and fliers and tents. Inside, there were carpeted offices and shelves lined with Pepto-Bismol and aspirin.
A small but enthusiastic crowd Tuesday greeted the opening of Rest Assured Pharmacy and Home Care Association, the first pharmaceutical service on 22nd Street S in two decades.
"I think I might have to go back to my wedding night when I felt this welcome," said co-owner Richard Hill, who described himself and business partner Denise Jackson as "blown away" by the reception.
"I wouldn't have missed this for anything," said Barbara Lewis, president of the Perkins Neighborhood Association. She has lived nearby since 1937, and said her children were born in the segregation-era Mercy Hospital, now the site of the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center next door to the pharmacy.
The pharmacy, at 1350 22nd St. S, offers free delivery and promises to be attentive to seniors and others who need medicine but don't drive.
Pediatric programs, pharmaceutical counseling and home health care are among other services the pharmacy will provide.
"This will be the ideal place," said Louvinia Green, who lives a few blocks away near the end of 22nd Street S at Dell Holmes Park.
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