Slave Lake’s new Pharmasave store hopes to open this week

Joe McWilliams

Lakeside Leader

If you glance through the doors of the new downtown Slave Lake Pharmasave store, you’ll see fully stocked shelves and get a general impression of a store that’s open.

Except it isn’t. Or wasn’t, as of the middle of last week.

“All that I’m waiting for is our regulatory college to do an inspection,” said head pharmacist and part owner Nitesh Bambila. He was hoping that would be in a day or two, and if he passed the inspection (he expects to), be able to open right away.

“They were supposed to be here last week,” he said.

Everything is ready to go. Bambila says it’ll be him, another fellow and a couple of employees to start with. Depending on how it goes, more might be hired. The plan is to be open seven days a week – nine to seven on weekdays, nine to four on Saturdays and on Sundays, 10 to two.

Bambila has been a Slave Lake resident for 10 years; he spent nine years working at another Slave Lake retail store.

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