Sheila Tucker worked as a pharmacist for more than 20 years in several chain pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and as a consultant, and while she liked her job, she wanted her own business.
“I always knew I wanted to have my own pharmacy,” Tucker said. “I just didn’t have a clue as to how I was going to do it.”
Tucker found help at the Small Business Development Center in Wilmington and funding through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to make her vision of owning a pharmacy reality.
In 2003, a store-front location at 1914 North Market Street in the Brandywine Village became available for rent and the building owner approached Tucker about opening a business. The owner even offered her six months free rent as an incentive to get Market Street Pharmacy up and running.
Tucker contacted the Greater Brandywine Village Revitalization staff, who happened to be looking for an entrepreneur to open the first independent pharmacy in... Read More