March 14, 2019
By David Nordby The Brillion News
BRILLION – The void for a pharmacy in Brillion left by the closing of Shopko Hometown will likely be filled sooner than later.
Brillion Mayor Gary Deiter, City Administrator Lori Gosz and other officials have met with representatives from Bellin Health, and so far, the outlook looks good.
“We got good movement on it,” Deiter said.
Deiter showed Bellin officials Tadych’s Econofoods downtown and the opening where American Family used to be on Highway 10.
“They want to come to Brillion,” Deiter said. “That is a goal. Where they’re going to live, I don’t know.”
The grocery store is already equipped to house a pharmacy.
“They’ve got the place already set up there for that. They’ve got the cages and everything else,” Deiter said.
The prospect of a pharmacy being back in Brillion months after Shopko Hometown’s pharmacy is an exciting one, he says.
“It’s just great,” Deiter said. “The reason we went with them right away … They have a clinic here and they’ve added to the community. I figure, well, if they have the clinic here, then we better support the pharmacy also.”
A Bellin pharmacy opening still must go through a decision on where to house it, legal filings and legal approval.
Please see the complete story in the March 14, 2019 edition of The Brillion News.