Berryville Gets Two New Pharmacies

After several months of having no pharmacy in downtown Berryville, the town will see the opening of two in December and January. Both will be pharmacies in the traditional sense: rather than operating as small grocery or general stores, each will focus on prescription services, patient care, over-the-counter medicines, and health-related products.

First to open will be Reed’s on Crow Street. Reed’s is an independently owned family business with a handful of pharmacy locations in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Maryland. Reed’s will be open seven days a week—until 7pm each weeknight and from 9am until 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

No firm date has been set for the store’s first day, but the Reed family expects to open in mid to late December, perhaps as early as December 17.

Longtime Clarke County residents will remember White’s Pharmacy on Main Street, Berryville, which was operated by the late Dr. Eugene White for 41 years. The pharmacy closed some 15 years ago.

In late January, Dr. White’s wife Laura and daughter Patricia White will open Battletown Pharmacy on Main Street in the front of the building occupied by Berryville Optometry. Dr. Charles Twigg’s eye care practice isn’t going away, it’s just relocating to the rear of the building on the Crow Street entrance.

Pat White, a pharmacist, will manage Battletown Pharmacy initially. She will be joined by William Spires after he completes his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2014. The family already has announced plans for Spires to one day assume ownership of the pharmac