June 4, 2009
Scotland County Pharmacy Open for Business at New Location
Less than five years after opening for business in Memphis, the Scotland County Pharmacy is expanding. The company officially relocated to its new site, located on Highway 136, just west of Pamida. The company made the move on May 26th.
“When we came here, we felt the building space on the square was more than adequate,” said owner Neill McKee. “But we didn’t realize the demand. Truthfully we had outgrown the old store within the first two years. Being confident we are going to be here in Memphis long term, we began the process of building the new store.”
McKee admits that process is still ongoing. While the company moved into its new location, the owner termed it a “soft-move” meaning the pharmacy is operational but still has several upgrades to finalize in the new store. He noted the store will likely host a grand opening sometime later this month once the store is completely organized.
The move will offer customers a number of new and improved services. The new building offers double the floor space of the old site, meaning expanded offerings as well as additional seating for the soda fountain and ice cream service. McKee noted that the store will feature an expanded line of pharmacy items up front as well as a new greeting card line. He also pointed out the added floor space will improve the employees efficiency.
The new site features a drive up window as well as a walk up window for patrons.
“We feel like the drive-up window will help a lot,” said McKee. “People are so busy today. We often make two or three efforts to make deliveries and still miss folks. These options will now offer more convenient access for people who are always on the go.”
Another major upgrade at the pharmacy is the new computer system.
“It’s all new, bigger and better,” said McKee. Technology is constantly improving, so these new computers will offer increased speed for us to access records. As our existing system got older, the records just weren’t there instantly like we need them to be. These systems will be much faster and more efficient.”
While the owner is putting the finishing touches on the new pharmacy he also announced plans for additional development adjacent to the location.
“We have two or three more developments lined up for the ground out here,” McKee said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if about the time of our June grand opening here we won’t be breaking ground on the next project.”