May Drug in Jacksonville to close after 60 years
POSTED: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 7:15pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 11:12pm
JACKSONVILLE - A Jacksonville staple since 1950, "May Drug" is closing its doors this Friday.
Pharmacist Chuck Hopson - who you might also know as State Representative Chuck Hopson has owned the place since the early 70's after buying it from the May brothers.
Hopson sold the business to pharmacy giant CVS in a deal that includes transferring the May Drug employees to Jacksonville's new CVS store.
Hopson himself will be joining them on the weekends until the legislative session is done - then, he will work full time.
Hopson says it was time to sell the store.
He would like to spend more time doing legislative work as well as spend more time with his wife, who is battling breast cancer.