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Medicine Shoppe closing its doors
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

“Why are you closing?” The speaker is an older gray-haired man with a cane, whose question is echoed by many patients in line at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on Tuesday afternoon, all wondering about the closing of their preferred pharmacy.

The patients’ voices emit a mix of empathy, regret and concern, as the last independent pharmacy in Petaluma prepares to shut its doors on Oct. 9.

Pharmacy technician Theresa Gallagher knows the value of independent pharmacies, having worked at Tuttle’s Drugs for eight years before it was bought by Longs.