VANCOUVER, Wash. — After a dozen years, Hi-School Pharmacy has come back to Vancouver, Wash.
The regional drug chain has opened a new store in Vancouver’s Minnehaha area at 3200 NE 52nd Street. The location is the retailer’s first new store following a 12-year absence in the market with the sale of 11 stores to Walgreens in 2003.
A grand opening event is set to be held the week of Nov. 8, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony at on Nov. 9.
Overall, Hi-School Pharmacy operates 30 stores in Oregon and southwest Washington.
“Many people had asked when we would be back in Clark County,” chief operating officer John Crawford said in a statement. “We are excited to be back and are very pleased with our new store, as we hope our customers will be.”
The 11,000-square-foot Minnehaha store sports modern, upscale decor and features energy-efficient LED lighting. The front-end includes sections such as health and beauty aids, housewares, greeting cards, toys, school and office supplies, electronics, As Seen On TV products, seasonal goods, and snack and grocery items. There’s also a Kodak photo kiosk and a freezer/cooler offering groceries, beer and wine.
The pharmacy features a drive-up prescription window and consultation room that also will be used for immunizations.
“Our mission is to provide customers with convenience combined with superior customer service,” stated Jack Holt, owner of the Minnehaha store. “We look forward to becoming a helpful and valuable neighbor to the community, both inside and outside the walls of our store.”
Plans call for 6,200-square-foot One Stop hardware department to open at the store in early November. Product offerings will include paint, lawn and garden, hardware, electrical, plumbing, automotive and home decor, as well as niche items such as Valspar paint, Green Mountain Grills, DeWalt, Black & Decker, Stanley and Scotts.