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Hampton University grad opens new pharmacy in Williamsburg

The Prescription Shoppe opened March 6 in Courthouse Commons. (WYDaily/Julia Marsigliano)
The Prescription Shoppe opened March 6 in Courthouse Commons. (WYDaily/Julia Marsigliano)

Those looking for a more personal experience with their local pharmacist are now in luck.

A new drug store and pharmacy, the Prescription Shoppe, has opened in the Courthouse Commons Shopping Center, at 5223 Monticello Ave. Suite C, James City County announced this week.

The store had its grand opening March 6, according to its Facebook post.

The new store is owned by Henry Ranger, who worked for major retail pharmacy companies for 10 years before opening the Williamsburg business, which favors a more family-oriented environment.

“When you come to The Prescription Shoppe, you can expect to be treated like family because you are. As our patient, you are our main concern and your overall health and wellness is our number one priority,” Ranger said in the county news release. “We are excited to serve the Greater Williamsburg community.”

The Prescription Shoppe does online refills, free local delivery, vitamins and supplements and individual pill packaging. The business website says the pharmacy will also give vaccinations and sell hemp-based CBD oil and other specialty drugs.

It also offers rapid strep and flu testing with antibiotic treatment if deemed necessary, as well as health care seminars.

Ranger is originally from Beaufort, South Carolina. In 2011, he graduated from Hampton University School of Pharmacy with honors.

After graduation, Ranger relocated to Williamsburg with his wife, Jade, and their two children, Jacob and Joshua.

“On his days off, he visits various senior living facilities in the area where he provides an array of pharmacy services for their residents,” Ranger’s online biography says.

The Prescription Shoppe will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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