Support local businesses like Sears Pharmacy

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'Twas the afternoon before Christmas and all through my house, I needed an over-the-counter drug and felt at a loss 'cause I didn't know if my pharmacy of choice, Sears, at Madison and Home, was still open.

I'll spare you any more of my terrible attempt at parody poetry. I called Sears at 2:20 p.m. — 20 minutes after it had closed for the holiday (amazing, a business that actually supports family values) — but the boss man was still there closing up and answered the phone. He readily agreed to stay open until I could get there, which I did 10 minutes later. And true to his word, there he was with three alternatives waiting for me.

I can't imagine anybody at any of the chain pharmacies going out of their way to assist a customer like locally-owned Sears Pharmacy consistently does. It's the one with the hilariously insightful signs in the windows (and generally lower prices than the chains). 

But more importantly, it's an example of how great our locally-owned businesses are and why we are far better off patronizing them rather than the chains, where the most of the employees act like they couldn't care less about their customers. 

Thank you, Sears Pharmacy, for all the extra steps you take to serve us.

Daniel Lauber

River Forest

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Dan Haley from Wednesday Journal Wednesday Journal Employee

Posted: January 9th, 2014 12:47 PM

When my old next door neighbor Gene Newberry closed Zehender's Pharmacy, we switched to Sears Pharmacy. Cannot say enough good things about them. The service is above and beyond. The people,led by Tom, are great. Love the signs. And Sears is a Wednesday Journal advertiser. Always a fine thing.

OP Transplant  

Posted: January 9th, 2014 11:53 AM

Our household has had some pretty complex medical problems, and Sears has always gone out of their way to meet our needs. One of my favorite businesses in Oak Park. A treasure.

Lucy Rockwell from oak park  

Posted: January 9th, 2014 8:24 AM

I'm in total agreement and whenever possible support local businesses and restaurants like Sears Pharmacy, Green Home Experts and the Lake Theatre, and Chicago Waffle House.

Bruce Samuels from Oak Park  

Posted: January 8th, 2014 10:19 PM

I'll second that motion! Sears has always been helpful and willing to go that extra step to assist. Support this wonderful local business!

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