|Clark’s Pharmacy Exits Tipp City|
|Written by Nancy Bowman|
|Tuesday, 12 June 2012 07:23|
Clark’s Pharmacy last week said good-bye to Tipp City, closing its compounding and home medical equipment store at the corner of Main and Hyatt streets.
Tim Clark, president and CEO of Clark’s Rx, said Saturday most of the compounding end of the business had been transferred in recent months to a new Huber Heights pharmacy opened earlier this year.
The medical equipment showroom “was not doing so well” in Tipp City, he said.
The building is available for purchase or lease.
In September, the locally owned and operated Clark’s announced its retail prescription business in Tipp City was being purchased by CVS as the company reorganized its Dayton area operations to focus on niche health care services.
Clark wrote in a letter to employees at that time that the move was a “necessary step” for the business as change and uncertainty continued in health care.
Clark’s retained retail operations in Brookville, Beavercreek and New Lebanon.
The company was founded in 1939 in the Belmont area of Dayton by James Clark Sr. and remains family owned. Clark’s came to Tipp City in 200 when it purchased Tip-Top Drugs.
The remaining staff in Tipp City has transferred to the Huber Heights store, Clark said. He said he notified Tipp City officials last week that the building would be available. The city fire and EMS station located next door is being expanded and renovated.
“I’m sure someone else will want to try their business there,” Clark said of the building. “It is a great location – certainly visible.”
City Manager Jon Crusey said Monday he could not comment "on any interest the city may or may not have regarding the acquisition or sale of property."
The Clark’s building on West Main Street in Troy, vacated with the sale to CVS of the retail prescription business, has been leased, said Clark, who owns that building, too. It will become home to the Donato’s Pizza now on South Dorset Road in Troy.