Roanoke's only downtown pharmacy closed Nov. 28.
Downtown Drug, which sat on the corner of Kirk Avenue and First Street, opened in April 2014. Its owner, pharmacist Scatt Fauber, confirmed that it closed but did not give a specific reason.
It was believed to be the first pharmacy in the core of downtown Roanoke since Revco/CVS closed its Campbell Avenue space in 1998. It carried items such as office supplies, greeting cards, snacks and over-the-counter medications in addition to the pharmacy.
The space where it was located is now available for lease. It's in the historic Horton Building, which was constructed in 1909 and went through a lofty renovation about two years ago to transform it into a mix of residential and commercial spaces. Property owner Rick Sheridan said the space is about 1,800 square feet, and leasing is being handled by Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer Commercial Real Estate. Sheridan said he's disappointed that Downtown Drug closed but hopes to find a new retailer for the spot.