Hill Drug Co. closes after 80 years in business

 Hill Drug Co. closed Thursday after serving the Summerville neighborhood since 1932.


Owner Stewart Flanagin sold his business at the corner of Monte Sano and Central avenues to Rite-Aid pharmacy and will be working at the Rite-Aid in Daniel Village Shopping Center. His lease was up, he said, and he wanted to spend more time with his family.

“I decided to slow down a little bit and just be a pharmacist,” he said.

He has owned Hill Drug Co. for more than 20 years.

The store had three employees besides Flanagin, but he said he will be the only one working for Rite-Aid.

His customers should not notice a difference in their service, he said.

“This was good for Rite-Aid and good for me,” Flanagin said.