Seward Pharmacy reopens


The restoration at Seward Pharmacy (2209 E. Lake St.) was celebrated with a grand reopening on July 15. The business is owned by Elias Usso. UnitedHealth Group leaders and employees along with Heart of America, elected officials, and community leaders marked the completion of the pharmacy's makeover, made possible as part of UnitedHealth Group's $5 million contribution to help local businesses rebuild. Seward Pharmacy sustained heavy damage during the civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd. The transformation of the facility, led by national nonprofit Heart of America, modernizes the pharmacy by providing a telehealth space, plexi shields for COVID safety and new equipment to prepare fluid prescriptions more efficiently. The makeover also includes new floors and paint, storage and merchandise fixtures, furniture, and a beverage cooler. The transformation is in partnership with minority woman-owned general contractor Noor Companies. Creatives After Curfew, a collective of BIPOC/Queer artists and allies, designed a custom mural to reflect and celebrate the neighborhood community and promote health and wellness. Seward Pharmacy offers essential pharmacy services to area residents, including translation services in eight different languages. (Photo submitted)


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