Tim and Jancy Walter opened Community Drug in May, 1999 with specific goals in mind. They sought to fulfill a need for pharmacy services that would go beyond filling prescriptions. They envisioned a pharmacy that would inspire friendships, trust, and loyalty. They continue to pride themselves in knowing their customers by name and are proud to have an independent pharmacy which allows them to treat customers as customers want, not as a distant boss would dictate.
Tim and Jancy found a location for their store just 1 mile from downtown Torrington. It offered a large parking lot with easy access to the highway. Remodeling of the building began and in 30 days the former restaurant was transformed to a retail pharmacy, including a Drive-Thru window. Most of the remodeling was done by Tim and Jancy with the help of their family, friends, and employees. Their son John, who is also an owner and pharmacist, remembers this transformation well and the excitement that came with all the remodeling and painting.
The antique stove, antique prescription bottles, and various artifacts were donated by many people and help create the cozy, home-town feel of the pharmacy. A new sign topped off the changes allowing them to display the always popular funny sayings or inspiring quotes that many folks have enjoyed over the years.
Looking back Tim, Jancy, and John all agree they could not have chosen a better location to begin their pharmacy and are thankful for the time and energy they have spent towards creating such a wonderful business . They are excited to see it head into a second generation and are proud it can continue to provide the same caring, heartfelt, and professional service they offered from day one.