Community Pharmacies to replace defunct Waldoboro drugstore
Waldoboro — Barely two and a half weeks after Waltz Pharmacy shut its doors, another Maine company is stepping up to fill both prescriptions and the pharmacy's historic 5 Friendship St. location.
According to Waldoboro Planning and Development Director Bill Najpauer, Augusta-based Community Pharmacies is still applying for the requisite licenses, but anticipates opening its doors as soon as January 2013.
"Waldoboro is ecstatic that we have a local Maine pharmacy to replace Waltz Pharmacy," Najpauer said.
Community Pharmacies President and CEO Joe Bruno said that the decision to acquire the former Waltz Pharmacies location was made following meetings with Waldoboro officials and Waltz employees.
"It's just such a good fit for community pharmacies and our philosophy," Bruno said.
Bruno added that all former Waltz employees that have demonstrated interest are being interviewed for positions at the new Waldoboro branch of Community Pharmacies. Onetime Waltz Pharmacy owner Ted Wooster has been retained as a part-time pharmacist.
"We can't hire them all back on at once," Bruno said, "but over time I'd like to think we can we hire them all back."
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