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Hill's Pharmacy Closes Shop

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Over a quarter of a century since he began working at Hill's Pharmacy in 1979, pharmacist extraordinaire Dale Harris will say goodbye to faithful customers this Saturday at a party in honor of Harris and Hill's closing. "I would go to him before I would call my doctor sometimes," says Amy Atkins, a loyal Harris enthusiast. Organized by his wife and catered by the Co-op, Harris said, "It was a great job and this party is for the customers." He is leaving a legacy as the North End's favorite pharmacist known for outstanding customer service, but can still be found working in the Rite-Aid Pharmacy on 15th. The party from 2 to 4 p.m. is free and due for the most part because of the Pharmacy's landlord raising the rent. Harris said, "We would have liked to stay, and we were negotiating on the rent for the past six months, but it wasn't good enough for our landlord. It was very difficult to get a lease." Apparently, three businesses have now been run out of the shopping center on 8th street due to the escalating rent. The celebration is to counteract this unfortunate loss to the community, so come share memories and gratitude to Hill's for serving Boise for over 25 years.

Saturday, Hill's Pharmacy, 915 N. 8th St., 2 p.m., free.