A new home for Evelyn’s

Published 10:50 am Friday, March 25, 2011

BAINBRIDGE PHARMACY’s newest addition, Evelyn Jowers, is welcomed by Edward Reynolds.

A new doorway at Bainbridge Pharmacy is opening up a new direction to a new location and situation for Evelyn Jowers, while extending a new opportunity for the pharmacy.

Jowers, who owned and operated Evelyn’s, a gift shop in the little house on Russ Street since 1991, has been busy this week getting set up in the pharmacy in the former location of the Bistro Cafe.

She said she had operated as a sole proprietor all these years and did it the old-fashioned way, hand-writing all transactions and orders. She admits she was technologically challenged in a business that relies more and more on computers for e-mails and tax transactions.

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The move to Bainbridge Pharmacy is a new opportunity for her to continue to serve the public without the headaches of sole proprietorship, and gives her the chance to master the computer technology there.

At the pharmacy she will continue to carry the extensive Vera Bradley line of quilted purses, garment bags, soft luggage and paper products, as well as the other brand names for which she has been known, including The Thymes, Christopher Radco, Byers Choice Carolers and Arthur Court, to name a few.

Pharmacy owner Edward Reynolds said he is excited to welcome Jowers to the pharmacy family. She is actually indirectly a part of the family, as she is the mother of Edward’s sister-in-law, Janie, who is married to Edward’s brother, Bill.

Edward said of Jowers, “She brings a lot of experience and knowledge of customer service to our organization. She is a perfect fit to our business.”