Hammer Pharmacy Officially Closing Doors

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  After a successful 145-year run, one historical downtown business is closing their doors for good on Saturday.

Hammer Pharmacy--located on East Grand Avenue--is merging with Medicap Pharmacy on East 14th.

The closing of the century-old business is not a result of poor sales; rather, Medicap provides additional services Hammer does not. Since the locations were so close to each other, it was decided a merge would benefit both outfits.

Fortunately, no employees are losing their jobs. The store's five members will also relocate to the East 14th office.