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Chaneys to open Corner Drug

chaneyscloseupJohn and Jody Chaney announced last summer that they had purchased Perkin’s’ Apothecary & Mercantile and City Discount Drug. The two businesses will combine and bring about the resurrection of Corner Drug, a name first used in 1938 when Henry Billsberry owned the pharmacy in Colorado City.
The Mitchell County natives are in the midst of realizing a dream that began about 15 years ago, when Jody graduated from pharmacy school. They purchased Perkin’s from Rick and Patty Perkin, while City Discount was co-owned by Rick Perkin and Jerry Muñoz.
The Chaneys have been operating both businesses and are getting ready to merge them together to create Corner Drug.
The new pharmacy and gift shop will be located in at 1001 Hickory. The gift shop, the Paisley Nest, will be perched inside of Corner Drug. Renovations on the building, that was once Eddie’s Pharmacy, are on schedule to be completed in mid-March. The Chaneys hope to open Corner Drug in April.
John said that though the name is changing, customers can expect to receive the same great service from the same great personnel. He went on to say that all prescriptions and accounts from both pharmacies will transfer to Corner Drug.
The pair are excited to offer quality merchandise that customers have come to expect. “There’s also tons of new stuff,” John said Monday, adding that Jody had been to market and the new merchandise is arriving daily.
The Chaneys were particularly interested in using the name Corner Drug because of the historical value it holds for Colorado City. Billberry opened the first Corner Drug in 1938 on 2nd Street. Rick bought the pharmacy in 1970 and changed the name to Perkin’s in 1977.
Perkin expanded his entrepreneurship by opening City Discount Drug in 1985. Muñoz became a partner in the late 1990s. The Chaneys bought both businesses in May of 2014.
“We have really enjoyed servicing the community and being a bigger part of our hometown,” John said.
Jody said that she plans to keep accepting insurances the two pharmacies already take and may even expand the service in the future.
“Our ultimate goal is to continue to serve with a hometown atmosphere, local feel to the stores,” Jody said.

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