Bodden Town will be getting its own pharmacy this year, as part of two-phase development in the district.
The Valu-Med pharmacy will be part of phase 1 of a 9,500 square foot two-story building which will also accommodate other businesses. Another building, phase 2 of the project, will house various businesses, including a barber shop, salon, bank and more.
The pharmacy will be on the corner of Anton Bodden Drive and Harvey Stephenson Drive.
“Construction started in August 2015 and we are hopeful the doors will open and be servicing the community by the end of May this year,” said Everton Parker, owner of Valu-Med.
“It’s basically a duplication of the one on Walkers Road, and will offer a wide range of prescription and non-prescription drugs, personal care products, cosmetics, household items, snacks, gifts, rentals of convalescence aids, small appliances and electronics,” Mr. Parker said.
“I decided to open the branch in Bodden Town because of the lack of services in that area for people going east,” he added.
“People have been asking me for many years to put a service in the area, and we were expecting a plaza some years ago but it never materialized …”
Mr. Parker is planning to open the pharmacy from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. but is willing to take feedback from members of the community on what hours suit them best.
The pharmacy will not feature a drive-thru, where customers can pick up prescriptions from a service window, but he says that those customers who are not very mobile can call ahead to request their medication, and when they reach the building, staff will take the medication outside for them.