Family-owned Springfield pharmacy location closing

Dec. 31—A Springfield family-owned pharmacy is closing one of its two locations.

Whitacre Pharmacy at 1574 Lagonda Ave. is temporarily closing, the business said, with the shop's final day Friday, Dec. 30.

The business is experiencing staffing issues and will be merging the Lagonda Avenue pharmacy with its South Limestone Street location. Lagonda's employees will be moving to that branch, according to Whitacre's business manager, Julie McBride.

In the new year, the business will regroup and make decisions about the future of the location, McBride said.

"The Lagonda Whitacre Pharmacy has outgrown its current location," the business said in a statement to customers on papers distributed at the Lagonda Avenue store. "To better the customer experience, we will be moving to the South Limestone Street location."

Whitacre Pharmacy has been operating in Springfield since 1910, according to the business. The pharmacy once operated three locations, one being on East Main Street that closed several years ago.

Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of open Whitacre locations.