Cedarville University announced Thursday that it is investing in the Village of Cedarville with plans to buy the Cedarville Hardware building and open a teaching pharmacy at the corner of Main Street and Xenia Avenue in downtown.
The university has created Cedar Care LLC with its own board of directors to purchase, own and operate what will be know as Cedar Care Village Pharmacy. Jeb Ballentine, a licensed pharmacist, will run the pharmacy, which will include students from CU’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.
The need for a pharmacy arose when Clark’s Pharmacy went out of business several months ago. The hardware store has been a a staple in Cedarville since the 1950s. It was put up for sale after owner Glenn Fawcett died in December.
An opening date has not been announced, but this coming fall is the target.