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Credit union purchases old Harvard Avenue Drugs property

In August, the family-owned drug store permanently closed its doors due to retirement, according to their Facebook page.

Posted: Oct 14, 2019 7:10 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2019 7:11 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- After Harvard Avenue Drugs closed two months ago, the new property owner is looking forward to what’s next for the space.

In August, the family-owned drug store permanently closed its doors due to retirement, according to their Facebook page.

The store served the Roseburg community for 60 years. It was known for being a pharmacy and a gift shop all in one.

Many locals told KEZI 9 News it's a devastating loss because it’s done a lot for the community.

“It was sad to see them go because it’s been there for so long,” said Max Deskin, a community member. “Like I said, we were losing a neighbor more than we were losing a pharmacy.”

Right after the store closed, Cascade Community Credit Union announced it had purchased the property. Their Harvard Avenue branch sits right next to the property.

Representatives said they have worked with the owners of Harvard Avenue Drugs for a long time, so it made the buying process easier.
They said the community is the priority, and that’s why they believe it was important to keep it local.

“We want to, you know, continue the legacy that Harvard Avenue Drugs had on that corner with something of our own,” said Greg Holt from Cascade Community Credit Union.

Holt said they have no set plans for the property yet. He said it could turn into another parking lot, an ATM or a business office for the credit union.

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