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Stourbridge Pharmacy to move from town to Bradley Road
5:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
MURRAYS Pharmacy is moving from Stourbridge High Street from next week - to be based near to the forthcoming Lion Medical Centre.
From Monday September 30 the pharmacy will be based in Stourbridge’s Bradley Road opposite the site on which a new £8.5m super surgery is being built.
Murrays Pharmacy director Fionna Murray, whose grandfather Cyril started the successful Midlands chain of chemists 93 years ago, said: “It’s sad - it’s been here a long time but there are new opportunities and we have to follow them and keep the staff in work.”
She said all five staff employed at the town centre store have been offered posts at the new pharmacy although it will no longer be an outlet for top end beauty products and perfume.
And she added: “We want to see all our existing customers down there.
“We’ll still be doing our collect and deliver services and we’ve got mountains of free parking.”
Fifteen head office staff for the Murrays chain of 25 pharmacies will remain in the High Street building, which is believed to have been home to a dispensing chemist for around a century.
Murrays Pharmacy took over the shop 18 years ago - and before that it was owned for many years by the Yeates family.
The under-construction Lion Medical Centre, which is being built on the old Foster & Rastrick factory site, will become a state-of-the-art new home for GPs from Worcester Street Surgery.
Work began in October 2012 and is expected to be completed in spring 2014.
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