'New face' of Lewis Drug features expanded Rx, versatile 'Four Seasons' space

Those who visit the newly opened Lewis Drug store on Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls, S.D., undoubtedly will see the “new face” of the company, according to president and CEO Mark Griffin. This new store includes a “Four Seasons" department, a 4,000-sq.-ft. environmentally controlled room that can be used for various purposes throughout the year. For example, in the winter months, it can be used to display live Christmas trees that will be kept at 45 degrees, and in the spring, it can be used as a garden shop. This new location also features a walk-in cooler that runs about 100 linear ft. and houses a range of both beverages and adult beverages, including mini-kegs and chilled wines. The pharmacy area is about one-third larger than a typical Lewis Drug pharmacy and has been revamped with wood flooring, lifestyle images and a waiting area with TVs and refreshments. And the beauty department — or rather, beauty boutique — has undergone a facelift to give it a more upscale look and feel with upscale merchandising displays and wooden flooring.