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UPDATE: Pharmacy celebrates grand re-opening after roof collapse

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Published: Aug. 5, 2018 at 3:02 PM EDT
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UPDATE 8/2/2019 6:45 P.M.

Almost one year ago, the roof of the B&W Pharmacy in Beverly collapsed.

The business was able to open the next day, but it's taken nearly a near to repair the damage. Now, the owners are excited to celebrate with a grand re-opening Friday and Saturday.

The pharmacy has been locally opened and operated since 1972, and the owners are inviting the community help them celebrate. They're giving away prices, having raffles and offering customers 25 percent off on select item. There will also be free food.

“We honestly just love being part of the community…we want to help serve and anyone that comes in we treat like family, we treat like one of our own and we’re more than just a pharmacy that’s why we rebuilt this because we have something that’s unique that you don’t find many other places," said co-owner Missy Huck.

Events will take place from 4 to 7 p.m on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, call 740-984-2305


UPDATE: 8/6/2018 1:30PM

The roof of a local pharmacy caved in over the weekend and the cause is still unknown.

Beverly Police say that around midnight Saturday night, the roof of the B&W Pharmacy in Beverly collapsed.

Despite visible damage, the pharmacy remained opened on Sunday and plans to continue to be open through the repair.

The store says that there is a repair schedule in the works, but nothing has been set in stone as of yet.

The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

8/5/18

It was close to Midnight on Saturday when residents living close to the B&W Pharmacy heard something unfamiliar.

“I live up here on Ullman Street, and at about 11:30 I heard this noise,” remembers Nancy Malster, a Beverly resident.

When the Beverly drug store’s alarm went off shortly after, police were alerted.

“Last night our officers responded to an alarm call. The officer, upon arrival noticed that part of the roof had collapsed. He secured the building until employees arrived to secure all merchandise inside the facility,” said Sgt. Brad Oliver of the Village of Beverly Police Department.

Pharmacy owners and Law enforcement did not comment on the cause of the collapse.

“I went over to open the blinds to look and see what I could see and I didn’t see anything. And then the alarm went off, and I saw what I figured was the owner come flying down and sometimes that goes off anyway, and I just thought well he’s just turned it off. Then I didn’t know anything about this until I was at church,” explains Malster.

With help from local businesses and friends and family, the pharmacy has been able to continue operation on Sunday where customers can enter through Waineright’s Jewelry store next to the pharmacy to pick up medication.

“We went to church and we went by here and say that the roof was caved in and I had a prescription to get filled so I called at noon and they said they were going to be open but I had to go through the jewelry store to pick stuff up so I just came over and picked it up…everything’s operating just great,” Notes Steve Offenberger, a customer and B&W Pharmacy.

Chad Huck, the Owner of B&W Pharmacy said that it was remarkable to see the community rally together to help the business remain open.

“I was just down here looking and it’s kind of bad really and I’m just so thankful nobody was in there,” says Malster