Pemberton Pharmacy & Gift St Michaels
204 S Talbot St, St Michael, MD 21663
Phone number: 410-745-8382
Hours of operation: Winter M-F 9-6, Sat 9-5
Summer M-F 9-7 Sat 9-7 Sun 10-6
|Pemberton Pharmacy ribbon cutting 2014|
How and why you started your business? I started my business 7 years ago in Salisbury by purchasing land and building my first store. Prior to that I had been a pharmacist for 20 years with Thrift Drug and Eckerd & I felt it was time to branch out on my own. I was confident I could do it better, give great service , be community minded and make a difference local at the local level. I’ve always loved St. Michaels, and when I found out the medicine shop was closing, I just knew it was the right opportunity! We completely renovated the interior making it larger and easier to shop. We kept a few very important things to the shop and community; the painting across the front of the store, and the side door that the locals use. Besides loving everything about St. Michaels, we wanted to fill the need in the community for a pharmacy. We live in the 21st century, people shouldn’t have to travel to another town to get a prescription filled. Now there really is no need to leave this little slice of heaven.
|Pemberton Pharmacy wide array of vitamins|
|Housewares and Rise Up Coffee|
|Pemberton Pharmacy now carries the full line of Bare Minerals|
Where is your business located and why did you chose your location? We are in the heart of St Michaels at 204 S Talbot St right next to the municipal parking lot. We chose the location because of ease of access, being in the middle of town and the free municipal parking. We also liked the building, the ability to open up the space to accommodate the pharmacy, OTC and gift area into one big beautiful space. Plus, the landlord, Don Young was willing to spruce up the exterior with a coat of paint, new windows and a general cleanup of the outside of the building.
What strategies do you use to draw people to your establishment? We are currently using many methods of advertising and promotion. The best promotion is word of mouth, taking care of your current customers and being active in the community. We love to promote the store in community events with sponsorship, advertisements and merchandise for silent auctions. We have an active Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pembertonstmichaels) to introduce new merchandise, go over specials, promote events and give information about the store, health and the pharmacy. We advertise occasionally in the Star Democrat, Attraction Magazine and What Up Eastern Shore.
|Pemberton Pharmacy St. Michaels location |
celebrated their Grand Opening Oct 2014
What is your strategies for growth in the next year? Our plan is to continue to improve the store with new and exciting merchandise, expanded product lines, even better service and continuing to partner with the community. We are always looking for new products and opportunities to expand the business, like the addition of Bare Minerals. We are going to get the word out about our delivery program and curbside pickup, especially in the busy tourist season.
What is the best thing about running a business here? The community here is wonderful. It's very family oriented and everyone is friendly and inviting. There are so many community events and the town really puts a lot of effort into supporting everyone in the town including the local businesses. I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a close knit, family oriented community.