New pharmacy to open
WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg soon will have a pharmacy.
The town has been without a pharmacy since Dick’s Pharmacy closed its doors in November.
Tyler Ruby, who owns Orby Pharmacy in Orbisonia and Ruby’s Pharmacy in Saxton plans to open Williamsburg Pharmacy at the 318 E. First St. location.
“We are planning to open sometime between the beginning and middle of September if all goes well,” Ruby said.
Ruby, an Everett native and graduate of the Duquesne School of Pharmacy, will be one of two pharmacists at the location. He will be joined by Brandon Hunt.
Ruby’s wife, Courtney, is also part of the business, doing “a lot of the behind the scenes work.”
Ruby said an associate had approached him about the need for a pharmacy in Williamsburg. He also talked to Bob Dick, who was Dick’s Pharmacy president.
“He was a big help, a super nice guy. We knew there was a big need after the pharmacy closed. It was difficult for a lot of people to get their medicines. We looked into it, and it snowballed from there,” Ruby said. “We are excited to get up and running. We want to help the community — we will help as much as we can. We want to help the community as it helps us.”
The opening of the pharmacy is good news , Mayor Ted Hyle said.
“I am very appreciative of the people that are thinking about putting a pharmacy in Williamsburg. It is greatly needed for our community and the surrounding area. I hope everyone who needs to use it will use it and keep it in place,” Hyle said.
Business hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank is at 946-7467.