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Stout’s Pharmacy shuts doors after 116 years

July 19, 2013

PARKERSBURG — A local pharmacy’s legacy has come to an end this week as the Stout’s Pharmacy on Dudley Avenue closed its doors for good....

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pburghike

Jul-19-13 7:29 AM

I'm not sure what they expected? As newer larger pharmacies began to dominate the Parkersburg area, Stout's did nothing to market themselves to keep abreast of the competition. Many seniors loved their free area delivery of prescriptions and that would have been the perfect angle to properly market. Looks to me like the owner sold himself, his employee's and most sadly his loyal customers out to a big chain pharmacy ... And to add insult to injury he went to work there! A win-win for him obviously, shed a few crocodile tears and keep making money.

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hannahROSE

Jul-19-13 8:54 AM

"Excellence with love," really expresses what this business was all about. When other pharmacies didn't have a particular drug or couldn't get it, Stout's was the "go to" place. Their closing leaves a big void. Best wishes to the Pfalzgraf's for the future and thanks to them for what they have done in the past.

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Belmont

Jul-19-13 9:21 AM

It's a sad day.

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meadow1

Jul-19-13 10:05 AM

Stout Pharmacy and the Pfalzgrafs were professional and kind. They always treated everyone with respect. Anyone who thinks anything other than they gave it their best for 16 years and now have to make the difficult decision to move on (based on economic times)for the security of their family and others is a fool. Hats off to them for their many years of great service to this community! Wish them well.

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dmb1971

Jul-19-13 1:19 PM

@pburghike - They are not closing because of poor business or larger pharmacies moving in, they are closing because of changes in insurance. They could have offered all the things you mentioned, but it sounds like they still would have decided to sell because of the insurance changes.

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denver

Jul-20-13 7:07 AM

What, CVS doesn't have to pay insurance.

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