Sunday, April 06, 2008

Regina business changing owners after 55 years

From the Regina Leader Post:
After 55 years of ownership by the Ast family, Hill Avenue Drugs has been sold.

But don't mention retirement to Dean Ast.

"Please do not say that I'm retiring," said the 46-year-old pharmacist with a laugh. "It was time for a change but I'm not retiring. Obviously pharmacy and health care are still interests."

Andrew Gilbertson became the store's new owner on April 1 but he's not a new face behind the dispensary. The pharmacist has worked with Ast for almost four years.

"We had talked about a buyout and some time last year it felt right to sell," Ast said. ...more

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