An independently owned and operated pharmacy is set to open in Estherville, Iowa, in late spring or early summer of 2020.
Andy Spurgin and Josh Borer have partnered with local investors to bring a community-owned pharmacy back to the Estherville community. Estherville Pharmacy will provide an array of services including medication, rural and in-town delivery, vaccinations, Medicare Part D counseling and medication therapy management.
Local economic development leaders including the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce, Estherville Area Growth Partnership and Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation connected Spurgin with Borer after the closure of Estherville Drug in August of 2019. As a need for greater access to pharmacy services was expressed by local citizens, discussions began about bringing a new independent pharmacy to the community.
Spurgin and Borer worked with the Estherville Area Growth Partnership and the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation to push the project forward. The partners are grateful for the role of local Angel investors in funding the launch of Estherville Pharmacy, with Spurgin stating, “Without their investment, starting this business would not be possible.”
The Estherville Pharmacy team is working to renovate the former Godfather’s space at 1804 Central Ave. in Estherville in preparation for an anticipated opening date in May or June. Drive-through services will come first with walk-in services to follow. Updates on the opening timeline will be available via the company’s Facebook, www.facebook.com/EsthervillePharmacy and Twitter, @EvilleRx.