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  • By Lisa Brody

Mills closing in Detroit

Don’t worry folks, Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary is staying in their same location, at 1744 W. Maple Road at Chesterfield in Birmingham, where they’ve been for over 70 years. As a matter of fact, they are now the only independent pharmacy in Birmingham, owner Pierre Boutros reported, after pharmacy behemoth CVS acquired Sav-On Drugs in Birmingham and Bloomfield Township. “I was able to hire Mike Mindell, the longtime, respected pharmacist at the Birmingham Sav-On, as well as two much admired pharmacy technicians from the Birmingham and Bloomfield locations. They have already started working here at Mills,” Boutros announced. “Most people think that the independent, community pharmacy is a thing of the past….it isn’t. All of Sav-On’s customers have been transferring their prescriptions to us for our personalized style and genuine care.” However, despite enjoying being part of the Detroit renaissance for the past year, they have closed their midtown Detroit pop-up apothecary location, 4215 Cass Avenue. “Our love for Detroit is deeper than ever and we remain committed to finding a permanent home in the city, so this isn’t really goodbye, it’s just ‘see you later,’” said retail director Rita Sayegh.

Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.

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