VANCOUVER, Wash. — Following a 12-year absence, Hi-School Pharmacy has returned to Vancouver with the opening of a new store.
Hi-School says its new pharmacy, which opened last month at 3200 NE 52nd St., in the Minnehaha area, will bring the company’s unique blend of familiar customer service, variety of merchandise and community support back to Clark County.
Hi-School Pharmacy, a locally owned company, operates pharmacies in 30 Oregon and southwest Washington communities. The store in Minnehaha is the first new store after a 12-year absence in the Vancouver market since the sale of 11 stores to Walgreens in 2003.
“Many people had asked when we would be back in Clark County,” remarks John Crawford, the company’s chief operating officer. “We are excited to be back, and are very pleased with our new store, as we hope our customers will be.”
The new store, according to Hi-School, features a modern, upscale decor package and energy-efficient LED lighting. The 11,000-square-foot variety department includes a mix of health and beauty aids; housewares; a Kodak photo kiosk; greeting cards; toys; school and office supplies; electronics; As Seen On TV items; seasonal goods; as well as snack and grocery items, a freezer/cooler offering groceries, and beer and wine selections.
In addition, the company says it plans to open a 6,200-square-foot full-line One Stop hardware department in early November, at which time a full-scale grand opening celebration will take place.