Sinks Pharmacy is scheduled to open its doors in St. Clair within the next few days.
The new business is at 1435 N. Main St. where the old Hardee’s restaurant was located.
The pharmacy does business under the parent company of Medley Pharmacy, which has been in business for more than 30 years.
“Our business philosophy is to deliver quality healthcare to patients in a friendly, professional manner,” owner and pharmacist Sandy Mitchell said.
She said the pharmacy will offer prescription and over-the-counter medication, home medical equipment, drive-thru service, free blood pressure monitoring, online prescription refills, and daily vaccination and immunization service. The store also will have a gift shop.
Services will include free local delivery of medications, Medicare Part D counseling, text and/or email alerts for prescriptions, a mobile app, compounding services, a free children’s vitamin program and specialty services to long-term care facilities.
Mitchell said the company employs about 65 individuals at eight locations in five Missouri counties.
Sinks will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Its projected opening date is Aug. 1.
Mitchell began her pharmaceutical career working for Medley in her hometown of Owensville during high school.
After receiving her bachelor of science degree at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1990, she returned to Medley as a staff pharmacist. While employed with the company, she received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
In 2005, Mitchell became the owner of the company.
“We look forward to serving the St. Clair area and surrounding communities that have been so welcoming to us,” she said.
Key employees will be pharmacists Erin Havrilka and Josh Havrilka as well as Melissa Martin and Kristin Lanham.
Early this year, St. Clair Building Inspector Jeremy Crowe confirmed that a new pharmacy was coming to St. Clair, but details remained sketchy because the company would not release much information.
The contractor for the construction project was Trevor Forness, or TFC Inc., of St. James.
Original drawings for the pharmacy showed an expanded building from the old Hardee’s restaurant. Originally, the building was supposed to be remodeled, but those plans changed when work began.
The Hardee’s restaurant closed in 2007 or 2008, and the building has been vacant since.