Corner Drug opens on North Highland Street

Published 10:50 am Thursday, October 19, 2017

Husband and wife Rick Dunn and Chrissie Turner said they were looking for the right location to open a pharmacy for quite some time.

Turns out, the right time was now and the right place was Winchester.

“It was the city itself more than the specific location that drew us here,” Turner said. “We wanted a small-town feel, like what Rick and I had grown up with.”

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Together with business partners Consuelo and Chris Palutis, Turner and Dunn opened Corner Drug about a month ago at 4 N. Highland St., in the same building as Winchester Family Practice. While they aren’t affiliated with the Corner Pharmacy that once existed downtown, the couple said they picked the name because it matches their overall goal of becoming a hometown pharmacy.

“We want to make our customers feel like family,” Turner said. “We want to treat them with privacy and respect regardless of what brought them here to begin with.”

The pharmacy operates a drive through window for easy pickup, and even offers a free delivery service.

“It’s a big help to people with mobility issues, or with parents who have young children that are difficult to transport,” Turner said. “The last thing you want to do when you’re sick is to sit in a waiting room too long.”

Dunn said he operates the pharmacy on a day-to-day basis with the assistance of a pharmacy tech. Corner Drug is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.