on Washtenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor has long taken a service-oriented approach to healthcare. The business delivers prescriptions to clients' homes or caretakers free of charge, and works with service organizations throughout Washtenaw County to extend services to low-income individuals. That approach has led to growth, which has prompted the opening of a new location in downtown Ypsilanti.
"We ran a report and found that about 60 percent of our clients live in Ypsilanti," says pharmacist and co-owner Nathan Worthing. "We found it was a favored market from an investment standpoint as well."
That's why, for the last three to four months, Worthing and Ed Salamen, also a pharmacist and co-owner, have been working to renovate the former Angel Food Catering location in downtown Ypsilanti. The interior and exterior renovations have gutted and rebuilt the 4,000 square foot building, which had been vacant for a couple of years. The large amount of space, says Salamen, will be put to good use.
"We are planning on expanding our services," he says. "We are in the works of making some business decisions to help make us more accessible to the community. It's a valued service we're providing.
The new Clark Pharmacy is set to open soon after the first of the year. The Ypsilanti location will initially employ two pharmacists, a technician and two drivers, and the owners plan to hire an additional technician to help with their expanded services. The pharmacy will be the business partners' third, as they also own a location in Wayne.
Source: Nathan Worthing and Ed Salamen, Clark Pharmacy
Writer: Natalie Burg