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Early Friday morning, someone broke into Auburn Pharmacy near 15th and Church Streets . According to the Eudora Police Department, the burglary happened around 3:45 AM.
“Someone broke the window out of the front of the building, entered it and took several medications,” Eudora Police Chief Bill Edwards said. “The people at Auburn Pharmacy believe the person knew just where to go to get a key to get in the drug lockers.”
Edwards said that multiple medications were taken in the theft. He told us that police were investigating and looking at camera footage from nearby businesses to obtain the identity of anyone involved.
“We found evidence that the thief left to the east.,’ Edwards disclosed. “We found containers and other items from the store that were dropped along the way.”
Megan Hedden, Head Pharmacist at Auburn Pharmacy, was happy that it occurred when no one was in the building.
“Something like this makes you question your safety,” Hedden said. “We’re thankful that no one was here when it happened.”
Hedden said that the Pharmacy will be reviewing their security system and strengthening store security policies very quickly. She also added that the Pharmacy is open and there are no issues with being able to fill prescriptions.
“We only had three or four issues with filling prescriptions this morning,” she said. “Our customers have been very kind and understanding.” She said that there were no issues with filling prescriptions by midday Friday.
Hedden declined to state what types of medications were stolen nor the value of drugs taken.
Both the Police Department and the pharmacy asked that anyone with information about the burglary to call the Eudora Police Department through the city main number at 785-542-3121.
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Auburn Pharmacy, located at 310 E. 15th St., opened for business last week. The pharmacy, located in the building that previously housed Simple Simon’s Pizza, is operated by former Eudora resident Mike Burns.
“We want to help bring a lot of business back to Eudora from Lawrence.” Burns told Eudorareporter.com.
With the opening of this location, the number of pharmacies in his chain is now 15. Burns owns pharmacies in several communities in Eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
The Pharmacy will be open from 8:30AM – 7:00PM Monday through Friday and from 8:30AM to 4:00PM on Saturday. Brad Archer is the pharmacist in charge of the Eudora location.
On June 4 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM, the pharmacy will hold a grand opening celebration with complimentary hot dogs, burgers and drinks for everyone. They will also have drawings for free merchandise and gifts every 15 minutes as well as .99 cent specials and 50% off vitamins.
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It’s been a busy week with businesses around town and we wanted to update our readers on several things that have gone on or are in the works.
Dairy Queen Update: We talked with Steve Walter, the owner of the Dairy Queen in Eudora about the recent fire. Walter stated that he does in fact plan on remodeling and reopening the Dairy Queen. An exact amount of damage or a timetable for when it will open is yet to be determined. Walter told EudoraReporter.com “there are so many things including insurance, permits, inspections, etc.. that we do not yet know how fast we can get everything done.”
We did talk to one of the employees of the Dairy Queen who wished to remain anonymous and they stated that Walter is working on trying to help out the employees while the remodeling is going on. The employee did tell us that Walter wants all the employees back when DQ reopens.
New Business opens up in Downtown Eudora: Past and Present Treasures has opened up in downtown Eudora in the space that was occupied previously by Broer’s Flower Shop at 729 Main St. Kim and Jerry Hunter are the owners of this “antique, collectibles and other unique items”. They buy sell and Trade and offer consignment and booth rental. The hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday 11AM -5PM.
Cami’s Cake Co. changes their business model: Cami’s Cake Company which recently opened up next door the Black Cat Cafe in downtown has changed their plans slightly. They have decided to not have normal hours open to the public. They are approaching their business marketing by using social networking giant Facebook and the internet as their vehicle to reach the public. You can call or use the internet to communicate with them and order cakes for weddings and special events. They also plan on having monthly parties at their new location to sell specially themed cakes and cupcakes tied to the event of that month. They mentioned to us they are looking at doing something in the next couple of weeks geared toward St. Patrick’s day and will feature Easter and other holidays in the coming months.
New Pharmacy going in at 15th & Church Street: Auburn Pharmacy has rented the location that used to be Simple Simon’s Pizza. According to Mike Burn’s, owner of the Auburn Pharmacy chain, he said that he hopes to have his newest pharmacy open sometime in May. “We believe that there is room for two pharmacies in town and we hope to provide people an option here in Eudora instead of using pharmacies in Lawrence or other communities. We want to help bring a lot of business back to Eudora from Lawrence.” Burns grew up in the Eudora community and has always looked forward to bringing a pharmacy to serve the community where his family still lives. This will be the 15th pharmacy in the Auburn chain.