Small Business Spotlight: Ashville Apothecary

We understand that being a small business owner is tough. That’s why we plan to spotlight a different business each month to help you learn about unique businesses in your own back yard.

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Like Family. That’s how you’ll be treated when you are in the Ashville Apothecary. The family owned and operated business has a reputation for personal service that can only be found in a hometown apothecary.

Bob and Melissa Mabe opened the store in 1979 and have grown the business to two locations since. They pride themselves on serving customers by name and that service is what has kept families as patrons for generations. Bob is a 1971 graduate of Ohio Northern University and acts as the chief compounding pharmacist and Melissa runs the retail side of the store. Their son Stephen is also a graduate of Ohio Northern University and works alongside his parents as a staff pharmacist while he learns the family business.

Located on State Route 752 in Ashville, the Ashville Apothecary is a unique combination of retail store and service provider. Cards, gifts, medical supplies and over-the-counter medications are just a few of the products available in the state-of-the-art new facility the Mabes moved their business to in 2014.

Entering the building you notice an open atmosphere, clean stocked shelves, and a welcoming pharmacy counter. A beautiful stained glass door and display window on the left wall leads to a unique feature: a pharmacy museum. The museum contains artifacts collected by the Mabes over the years. Bottles, records, and medical relics that fill the museum shelves date back to the Civil War.

The Ashville Apothecary offers many services beyond filling your prescriptions. They specialize in medication therapy management and the synchronization of medications. This means that they go the extra mile to set up multiple prescription refills to be filled at the same time, saving you multiple trips to the store. Immunizations are available in store as well as veterinarian compounding, and specialty compounded products.

For more information on the Ashville Apothecary, visit their website or find them on Facebook.

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