|George’s Pharmacy opening in Bright|
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|Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:37 PM|
George’s Pharmacy is opening a location in the heart of Bright. The pharmacy will be the fourth for the business, founded in Brookville. George’s also has stores in Sunman and Versailles.
On the corner of Jamison and State Line roads, the location formerly was occupied by First Financial Bank. The pharmacy is expected to open in May or June.
George’s was begun by George Gillman, who purchased the Reidman Pharmacy, a long-time business in Brookville, in 1985. George’s opened in Sunman in 2007, followed by Versailles in 2011. Two of George’s sons, Blake and Trent, work for the company.
“We are very excited about this new opportunity in Bright,” said Blake Gillman. “We have been looking at that community for some time now, and many people had requested that we open a location there. With our other stores, we did not want to expand too fast so that we could not provide good service to all of our customers, but we feel that now is the right time.”
Service is a hallmark of George’s Pharmacy. Focusing on friendly and personal service, George’s is known for offering free delivery of prescriptions and medical equipment everywhere in Southeastern Indiana. George’s already is delivering to many people in and around Bright, as well as Dearborn, Ripley, Franklin and the surrounding counties, he said.
“We know that it is difficult for many people to come to the pharmacy and get the medications they need,” said Trent Gillman.
“Delivering the prescriptions to the home is not only convenient, but might very well be necessary if a person is sick or unable to drive themselves. We feel that we are helping many elderly people continue to live in their own homes through this service.”
The Bright location will be extensively renovated to house the new pharmacy. Floor space will be expanded and other modifications are being made will be made. The main entrance will be moved to the east side of the building, giving it much easier access from the parking lot. And like all of the other three George’s locations, there will be a drive-up window.
“We can’t thank the community enough for supporting us over the years,” said George Gillman.
“There are a lot of choices in pharmacies, and a lot of large chains. We just try to do our best and focus on friendly, hometown service. That’s why we still have a person answering the telephone, and not a phone navigation computer. I have never liked those and I don’t think our customers like them either.”
George’s offers 24-hour respiratory services, delivering oxygen, concentrators, and other respiratory care items. For more information, call 765-647-6251 or visit www.Georgespharmacy.com.