Well placed sources say that at least two local chemists’ shops in Penarth may be about to change hands shortly major take-over deal which is understood to be imminent.
The rumoured – but not confirmed – deal is said to have been swathed in secrecy with staff in the shops involved allegedly being asked not to tell anyone about the changeover.
Three PDN sources say there is speculation that the Washington Pharmacy and Ivor Owen Chemists’ shop in Cornerswell Road may be being acquired by Pearns Pharmacies – a local company based at The Pharmacy on the corner of Windsor Road and Hickman Road.
The independently-run Washington Pharmacy in Stanwell Road went through a major re-development and expansion some years ago and has won several pharmaceutical awards for the innovations it has introduced and for its quality of service.
The Ivor Owen chemist’s shop in Cornerswell Road is one of the longest-established chemists in the town.
There has, as yet, been no official comment from Pearns or the other two businesses allegedly involved and there is no confirmation that a deal – if there is a deal – has definitely been done.
However one PDN source says that change-over is expected to take place as early as April.