(MURFREESBORO) Corporate America just doesn't get it. In essence, a community is mourning the soon to die Reeves-Sain Drug Store with its demise scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The closing has never been for a lack of business.
In the meantime, there's standing room only at the soda fountain, people are saying goodbye to the pharmacy and compounding staff, and the unique gift department is fading into a memory.
The old Central High Class photos that adorned the walls and added to the memories are now sitting on the floor awaiting being returned to Tiger country.
Also gone will be our community's compounding service. What is compounding? The Reeves-Sain web site said it best . . .
Compounding is a pharmacy practice that harkens back centuries to the early days of medicine. Back then, compounding was simply a custom formulation of a doctor's prescribed remedy. Today, our (Reeves-Sain's) custom formulations can take many forms, thanks to modern technology, new research and our focus at Reeves-Sain on working with physicians and patients to create the most effective medication for you.
The staff is loyally and bravely "staying with the ship" as the water line nears the spillover point. The end is clearly seen by the sign posted on the door (see below). Also notice in the reflection on the glass door that the parking lot is filled with customers. The public is questioning the logic of closing a successful business.
To those who had a hand in creating this business, a large number of residents say "Thanks for the Memories and THANK YOU for these years of service and dedication to our community".
Brenda Pass in the Reeves-Sain Post Office said it best . . .
When the door at Reeves-Sain is closed and locked on Tuesday evening (Dec. 4, 2018), another chapter in Murfreesboro's history will become just a memory.