Dundalk Village Pharmacy starts new build on Proton Street North

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Dundalk Village Pharmacy could take up quarters in a new building on Proton Street by year-end.

Co-owner Peter Hanna told the Herald that, whenever that move-in date comes, the expanded space will allow them to grow the pharmacy.

There will be a private room for vaccinations and for consultations, he said. Home health care with a selection of walkers and rollators will be available close to home for pharmacy clients.

That’s a crucial need he sees in the area.

“We feel the residents of Dundalk deserve that,” he said. “We really hope we’re going to have something that meets all their needs.”

Mr. Hanna and his business partner Raymond Bishay bought the Dundalk pharmacy, their first, in 2009. Since 2013, the pair have gradually added other locations starting with Young’s in Georgetown, then Hopkins IDA Vineland (2015), Strutt’s in Orono (2017), Smith Drugs, Brantford (2019) and Norfolk in Guelph (2021).

There will be more room in the front of the store to expand selection of giftware and other items. There will not be convenience grocery items.

Contractors for the one-storey building will be Domm Construction. It will be solidly-built to echo the older red brick stores on the street, and somewhat in the style of the nearby new Dundalk library, Mr.. Hanna said.

Ground was broken on the lot south of the Dundalk District Credit Union on Monday May 17.

The current location at Main and Proton has been a pharmacy since Dundalk's earliest days.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald

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