The Winn Dixie Pharmacy in Winston-Dixie, Florida, is closing its doors.
The pharmacy closed last week because of budget shortfalls, according to the store’s owner, Trish Wiehl.
Wiells husband, Steve, works there as a pharmacy technician.
“We had a very good budget last year and we’re very thankful for that,” he said.
“But we just felt that we weren’t able to make ends meet and we didn’t feel we were going to be able to continue to be open.”
Wieglins wife, Trisha, said the pharmacy had to close because it was unable to keep up with the demand for drugs.
“The last thing we want to do is put the people in need at risk,” she said.
Wieshl said his wife’s business has been hurt by the opioid crisis.
“I don’t think I can ever explain it, but the last thing I want to see is another person suffering,” he told WPTV.
“It’s just sad that Winn Diese is closing, because it’s been such a wonderful place to work, a wonderful community, and to see people struggling is sad,” said Wiehls mother, Diane.
“I have two little boys and they want Winn Dikes to be back.”
Wiehl said he was saddened to hear of the closure, saying he’s been able to help his customers in the community through his pharmacy.
“People need to know that Winn dixie is there,” he added.
“They can call me up and say, ‘I’m really worried about the pharmacy, I’m concerned about my children, I need to get my kids in the pharmacy.'”
Wiehll said the store was the best of the stores he’s worked at.
“It’s a safe place to be,” he explained.
“You have people walking around who are very, very concerned about their health.”
Wiedlins wife is taking a job at another pharmacy in the area, but they haven’t yet decided whether they’re staying there.