Greg Hannon proudly opened the doors to the new Mountview Pharmacy, next door to what used to be his old pharmacy on Monday morning.
The opening saw the return of the name Mountview Pharmacy changing from Armidale Life Pharmacy.
The Life Pharmacy group saw it fitting to honour the legacy of Greg and Jane Hannon by returning the shop to the name Mountview Pharmacy after spending many years as Armidale Life Pharmacy.
Mr Hannon owned the pharmacy on north hill for almost 35 years, after opening the business in 1980.
Pharmacist in Charge Joshua Lee acknowledged that long history this week.
"We were glad that Greg graciously agreed to be there to open the new premises as all of this wouldn't have been possible without the work that he put in over the years to establish the business," Mr Lee said.
"Not only did Greg do the honours and declare the new Mountview Pharmacy open, he was with us over the weekend giving us a hand, and telling us stories from throughout his career which helped provide much needed breaks from all the stresses of moving everything across."
Mr Hannon was enthusiastic about the new pharmacy.
"How exciting it is to see a brand-new purpose-built pharmacy to take customers and staff through the next 40 years? I am immensely proud of what former staff and current staff have done and are presently doing to make sure that patients are achieving optimum health outcomes as their highest priority," he said.
"Jane and I worked hard to build this type of business looking after locals and I know Jane would be very proud and thrilled with the current development.
"Congratulations to Brad Butt (who many customers will fondly remember) and his partners in helping give Mountview Pharmacy a new dimension, ensuring its strong future."
Mr Hannon was thrilled with the response customers have had so far and invited everyone to pop in and see the new premises, right beside the old shop.
The new pharmacy sports two private patient clinic rooms, larger floor space and more natural light. The new location is right next door to the old pharmacy and has been designed to ensure that it meets the needs of the community for years to come.
The build was completed by Waters Homes in less than four months, with work having begun at the end of May and the building handed over on Friday, September 25, exactly on schedule.