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Dokimos opens second pharmacy

Despite prospects of pharmacy giant Walgreens entering the local mix of national drug store chains, the small and locally owned Dokimos Pharmacy has opened a second store in western Nevada County.

“We’ve always felt the need for more space,” said David Dokimos, co-owner of the business with his wife, Kelly. The couple had operated Dokimos East Main Street Pharmacy at 640 E. Main St. in Grass Valley by themselves since they founded the business three years ago.

But they had to hire help when they expanded, opening a Nevada City pharmacy on Sept. 1.



Today, the couple have planned a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dokimos Nevada City Pharmacy, at 737 Zion St. next to SPD Market. A barbecue, raffles and grand opening discounts are planned.

Dokimos, a former Longs Drugs pharmacist, believes his business is carving a niche that major chain pharmacies won’t fill.




“The time that it takes to fill a prescription is a lot quicker (here),” Dokimos said. “The staffing is better, because we’re not so concerned about the bottom line.”

Many store prices are lower than the typical chain, Dokimos said.

The 3,500-square-foot store offers prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, gifts and cards, Dokimos said.

Locally, Walgreens proposes a store at the corner of Sutton Way and Brunswick Road.

Grass Valley planning commissioners asked Walgreens developers to make several changes, including getting the building closer to the street before the project would be considered for final approval.

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To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@the union.com or call 477-4234.


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