WICHITA — After two decades in business, the Medicine Shoppe on West 21st Street a half mile west of 21st and Amidon is closing.
“It really was such perfect timing because I knew I wouldn’t be able to compete against the big three there,” owner Ricky Tejeda says of Dillons and Walmart, which are already at the intersection, and the new CVS that opens on the northwest corner on Sunday.
“The piece of the pie is just getting smaller and smaller.”
Tejeda says CVS bought his business.
“Yeah, they did because they didn’t want to open up with zero prescriptions,” he says.
CVS also offered him a job, which he’ll take, though Tejeda isn’t sure how long he’ll stay.