By Maria Grzywa —

Globe Drug, an independent full-service pharmacy located at 1302 Stout Rd. in Menomonie opened for business on Feb. 16.

Owners Paul Winger, pharmacist; Jennifer Peacock, pharmacist; and Matt Peacock, chief executive officer, made the announcement last month to be opening another location for the Globe Drug brand. This group of pharmacists also own and operate the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and LTC Rx Pharmacy in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

In 2014 they acquired Globe Drug and Medical Equipment in Grand Rapids, Minn. It was for this reason, and the need for an independent pharmacy in our community, that the crew decided to create another location in Menomonie.

“All the independent pharmacies had closed their doors, leaving big chain stores as the only option for people to get their medications,” said Jennifer Peacock. “We felt there was a huge void to be filled in Menomonie.”

After the closing of the Medicine Shoppe and the opening of CVS Pharmacy, the group realized that the community had a need, and want, for a friendly and quality-driven pharmacy.

“We look forward to serving the community by bringing back personable, high quality pharmacy services that independent pharmacies are known for and that the community of Menomonie is used to,” Peacock said.

If you swing by Globe Drug, you will see the recognizable face of new Pharmacy Manager Chad Rindy, past employee of The Medicine Shoppe. He holds 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His emphasis on customer service is just as prominent as the founders’.

“We take pride in building a relationship with our patients, both on a professional and personal level,” Rindy said, adding that good customer service is a hallmark of the company.  “We are here to help answer any questions you might have.”

Globe Drug offers full services such as home delivery, mail-out pharmacy service, a convenient drive-through, weekly medication planners, free kids vitamin club, free blood pressure checks, blood glucose testing, medication therapy management, flu shots and other vaccinations.  An extensive line of over-the-counter medications, herbals, diabetic supplies, medical equipment and other healthcare items are also available.

Located next to Culvers, Globe Drug has undergone a complete renovation with the help of Shefchik Builders and local contractors. This new appearance is sure to please all local patients, including students of University of Wisconsin–Stout.

The space innovative, and so are the prices. “As a bonus to our customers, we aim to have the lowest prescription prices in the area,” Rindy said.

An official grand opening of Globe Drug is planned for later this spring, and Rindy hopes to see the Menomonie community there. “I’m eager to meet everyone and welcome all to stop by, say hello and check out our new pharmacy,” said Rindy in a press release March 11.

Globe Drug is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Globe Drug at (715) 390-3429.

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