The iconic Towne Pharmacy on the Branford Green will be closing this month. Its last day is set to be August 14, according to an employee.
An employee stated all prescriptions will be transferred to the Branford CVS.
According to owner Karen Ragonese, the decision to close after 54 years was "a very difficult decision made due to a rapidly changing healthcare model."
"Thank you to all of out loyal customers with whom we formed personal bonds spanning over the past 50 years," Ragonese wrote in a letter to customers. "It has been satisfying to know and hear that our services have touched s many people in a way that most businesses cant. We thank all our employees for their hard work and dedication to making this business become a comfortable and family friendly environment for our customers."
One aspect of the business will remain in operation, the Towne Pharmacy Durable Medical Equipment side will be renamed "Down-Towne Medical Equipment," or DME. They can be reached at 488-1151 for those customers.
Thank you Karen and Vincent Ragonese for being a central part of Branford Center for decades.