The long time anchor of Main Street, Berryville Pharmacy, has signed a deal to be purchased by CVS. Owner Randy Vinson said he had signed the deal and that the files and employees would move to the CVS in Winchester located on Berryville Avenue. Randy said CVS approached him with an offer and economic uncertainties made the decision to sell one he could not overlook. “We have seen increased pressure from Medicare part B and the declining reimbursements and if Obamacare goes through it is just going to get worse.”
While he characterized the move to Winchester as a temporary one he also indicated that he had no idea what CVS’s ultimate plans for his business and the Berryville locations are. The Berryville location will close March 20th and on March 21, 2012 all files and employees will transfer to the CVS on Berryvville Avenue. Randy and the rest of his current employees will become employees of CVS.
Asked about his personal feelings about the business decision Randy said, “I have enjoyed operating a business in Berryville but when you look down the road it’s uncertain and this was a real opportunity.”