Local pharmacy closing its doors after more than 60 years

Local pharmacy closing its doors after more than 60 years

If you live in Warrington chances are you've been to the A & E Pharmacy. They've been serving the community for generations.

"My father started the business in 1954 and there's so many memories," said pharmacy co-owner David Enfinger.

Staff members aren't the only ones with memories, but customers are as well.

"They know you by name when you come in; and when they see you come in the door they already have your prescription ready," said customer Charlotte Carter.

The decision to close isn't financial. In fact the store does well, so they are going out on top, but Enfinger said they are just one of the handful of the 25 independent pharmacies around when he started in 1975.

He said it's getting harder on the small guys.

"The climate for independent pharmacies is definitely not improving. Insurance restrictions and insurance reimbursements are not going in the right direction," Enfinger explained.

So customer data is going to the local Walgreens, who Enfinger said will take good care of his customers.

Carter said it won't be the same.

"I'm sad because I've been coming to this pharmacy for quite a while," Carter said. "And when I couldn't come in they would deliver my prescriptions."

To Carter it's part of an extended family that she will miss.

A&E Fabric Variety & Craft will remain open.

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