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Galens Pharmacy officially closes in Clyde

The village’s mayor hopes another drug store will come to Clyde following the closure of its longtime pharmacy.

Kinney Drugs, based in Gouverneur, N.Y., announced it has taken over the prescription records for Galens Pharmacy, which has served Clyde and parts of eastern Wayne County for nearly four decades.

The Sodus Street business closed Friday.

In a news release sent out by Kinney Drugs, Galens Pharmacy owner Bob Montemorano announced the closing.

“With grateful acknowledgement of our success as a small business and the privilege of providing pharmacy services to our patients in the Clyde, Savannah, Rose and North Rose rural communities over the last 38 years, my wife and I have made the rather difficult decision to retire,” said Montemorano. “On behalf of our family and all our outstanding Galens employees, we sincerely thank you for the loyalty, support and kindness that you have extended to us, and we will forever cherish the friendships we have forged with you over the years.”

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