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MacKenzie's Pharmacy, 80, to Become a CVS

The pharmacy closed this Friday at 5 p.m. and re-opens March 18 as CVS.

MacKenzie's Pharmacy is changing names after 80 years in business.

The owner, who declined to identify himself, also declined to discuss details of the change, but said he would be staying on and all customer files would transferred to CVS.

"I will still be here," he said. "We will still be here."

The owner urged all customers to pick up prescriptions before 5 p.m. Friday. Otherwise, they will have to be returned.

Several other mom-and-pop businesses are closing or have closed in Trumbull Center, for various reasons. France's Bakery, Trumbull Aquarium and Porricelli's have all shut down since last year, and a mailbox store moved across the street.

Some of the remaining local businesses include a Japanese and a Chinese restaurant, Sapore Deli, Aliette Monjoux (hair salon) and  Head Company Hair Wizards.

The shopping plaza also contains chain stores such as Bruegger's Bagels and Starbucks.

Meanwhile, Marie's Sandwich Shop, a neighbor of the pharmacy, closes sometime this week, after nearly 50 years in business.

Marie's owner of seven years, Kathleen Hallahan, said MacKenzie's "has been a great neighbor."

The nearest CVS stores to Trumbull are on East Main Street and Main Street, Bridgeport; Hawley Lane in Stratford, across from the Hawley Lane Mall; and in the Big Y Plaza on Route 111 in Monroe.

George Steinfeld March 11, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I feel really bad, not just about MacKenzie's, but about Porricellis, Francess Bakery and now Marie's which has been there so long I can't imagine Trumbull without it. I think its very sad we're losing so many places and not just places but staples of the community. Of coarse I will still go to CVS but there have been more businesses lost in Trumbull then any other neighboring town that I know of. I sincerely wish the good people of Marie's lots of luck. Wish we could all pull together and keep them open somehow.
raymond jaroszewski March 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Typical of what is happening to small buisness everywhere , markets , shops and tradesmen that could make a good living are being gobbled up by by big corperations that offer low paying jobs . The middle class is dying.
Joey March 12, 2013 at 05:07 AM
cant agree more Louis. Its sad.
Andrew Blum March 12, 2013 at 04:46 PM
The Walmartization of America has finally hit Trumbull MacKenzie's was a great Pharmacy CVS is fine retailer but there was something about that mom&pop store....... www.andrewblumct.com
Robert True March 19, 2013 at 03:32 AM
I for one am very sad that MacKenzie's is changing over. I worked there as a delivery driver and store personal back in the mid 80's for about 5 years during my late high school and early college years. My Mom also worked there for about 15 years. Still to this day it was a great place to work. The people there were great and the old owner Mike Lane was a truly great guy to work for. I had a lot of fun and cherish all the memories I had there.

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