Selling to is not selling out

Published 4:31 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2015

We admit that on hearing the news of Windsor Pharmacy selling to CVS Pharmacy, our hearts sank a little. You might have felt the same.

The business, which started in 1973, has become both a service and a meeting place for residents over the decades. Could a corporate pharmacy immediately duplicate what the local landmark has meant to the town?

Probably not, but let’s give CVS a chance to earn your trust. Here’s why:

First, as you’ll have read, Bob and Beverly Parsons approached the company about selling, not the other way around. The couple has been working for a long, long time and are ready for a much welcome rest. Who are any of us to begrudge them?

Second, the Parsons chose CVS in good faith believing that the company will be best for the town. As Bob himself put it, “We did not want Windsor to be without a pharmacy.”

They’ve been assured that the familiar faces who wait on you for prescriptions or sundry items will still be there to serve you.

Yes, there’ll likely be a new sign, some internal renovations and perhaps even more products. We’ll just have to wait and see.

It’ll be an adjustment for all, as Councilwoman Patty Flemming put it.

But we’re confident that Windsor residents can make the place their own.