Medicine Shoppe location closes after 20 years
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in Santa Barbara, Calif., has closed its doors after almost two decades downtown, according to news reports. Financial woes are probably the cause of the closure, speculated David Thomasco, who owns a separate Medicine Shoppe location in the city, which is not closing. Patients were notified of the closure by signs posted on the doors, according to news reports. The store’s lease was set to end in February, but the owner negotiated out of the space at the end of December, according to Bob Bartlein of the property management firm Bartlein & Company. The store was owned by a franchisee and not the national company.