The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

December 30, 2012

One last presciption

GREENVILLE — Saturday was the last day customers could pick up their perscriptions from the McGughey’s Medicine Chest before it closed its doors after the company was bought by CVS Pharmacy.

“It’s sad to see a propietor go,” Tom Shirey, a Medicine Chest patron said. “Sad to see a local business move.”

Shirey said his family has been going to the Medicine Chest since before he was born, and that although it pains him to see the local business go, he can see why the owner sold.

“I don’t blame him for taking the offer to sell his company,” he said.

H. C. McGaughey and H. S. McGaughey opened the McGaughey Brothers Drug Store in downtown Greenville in 1902. H. C. McGaughey retired 50 years later and left the company to H. S. McGaughey, who in turn presented it to his son, Herbert McGaughey Jr.

For a time, there were two locations; one at Lee and Stonewall Streets, run by George Sutton, and another along Wesley Street, operated by Fred Mehew.

The two stores returned to one operation in 1991, when they moved to the current location at 3001 Joe Ramsey Boulevard.

McGaughey’s had provided untold numbers of deliveries, compounding and hospice services and had likely filled millions of prescriptions in the past 110 years.

The Medicine Chest will move its prescriptions to the CVS Pharmacy located on 5010 Wesley Street.

1
Text Only
Top News
House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Yes
No
Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News