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Published November 23, 2009, 05:39 PM

White Drug Location To Close in December

The White Drug pharmacy on Columbia Road will close at the end of December.

By: Joel Porter, WDAZ

A Grand Forks pharmacy will close its doors next month.

White Drug, on Columbia Road, received a notice from it's landlord, Altru Health System, telling the pharmacy reps they had to vacate the Family Medicine Center site by the end of 2009.

The pharmacy will stay open through December 26th.

After that, the computers and patient files will be moved to the pharmacy's other location on 32nd avenue.

Dave Rueter of White Drug says all but two of the current staff will be kept on as they merge with the south location.

The company had looked at several options for a second location, but wasn't able to find what they believed to be a suitable site.

"And along with our other store being so close, we just couldn't justify finding a new location or making that work in the sites we did find,"

Rueter said.

White Drug will be sending out letters during the next few weeks to all local customers notifying them of the changes as well as the pharmacy hours.