What’s New? Anawan Pharmacy Opening Its Doors Soon In Rehoboth
Move over CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens, because a new pharmacy with a 24-hour drive-thru lane is about to open, and it is not a chain.
According to The Taunton Gazette, a pharmacist from Taunton and another from Attleboro, are opening their own, equal-partner drug store on Route 44 and should be open by September 1.
Anawan Pharmacy, which is the independently owned business will be located in a small commercial plaza at 224 Winthrop Street (Route 44). It is adjacent Cumberland Farms and close to the busy intersection of routes 118 and 44, which includes an Exxon gas station and a plaza with a Dunkin’ Donuts.
Anawan Pharmacy is opening in a 1,700-square-foot space that years before was known as the Brennan family drug store, and later, in 2004, for a brief period of time was an internet pharmacy called Route 44 Canada Rx specializing in sales of direct-order, prescription drugs from Canada.
The two pharmacists, Richard Johnson and Erik Ploude, have more than 40 years of experience in the pharmacy business, and Johnson and Ploude have known each other about eight years.
Ploude and Johnson decided to pick Rehoboth because they like the small-town, which they say is under-served when it comes to access to pharmacies, the closest of which are in Seekonk, Swansea, and Taunton.
For a small fee, Anawan Pharmacy will offer home delivery of any product sold in the store or pharmacy.
In addition to the 24-hour drive-thru, store hours will be from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez