Potsdam Kinney Drugs' grand re-opening June 5
Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 5:41 am

POTSDAM – After renovations at its 200 Market Street store, Kinney Drugs is planning a grand re-opening celebration on Saturday, June 5 with health screenings and prizes.

The Market Street Kinney Drugs has been redesigned and now has energy-efficient lighting, a new floor plan, and an expanded pharmacy that offers patient consultation and waiting areas.

Product selection has been expanded including health and nutrition, cosmetics, skin and hair care, convenience items, candy, beverage, and household and pet items.

The grand re-opening festivities will kick off Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Free diabetes and glaucoma screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free cosmetic makeovers will be provided by Prestige from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free giveaways to the first 25 people. The KinneyKare bear will be on site giving away free balloons to the children.

The first 250 customers will receive free 2 oz. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, 20 oz. Life Water, a Kinney Earth Wise reusable bag filled with sample products, and free coffee and doughnuts

Customers can register to win a 32” widescreen TV valued at $450, a Conair gift basket valued at over $225, and a $100 Visa gift card. The winners will be announced Sunday, June 6.

The store will also include a new photo department that offers photo kiosks, multiple printers and scanners where customers can print anything from a wallet size photo up to an 8 x 10 photo, including greeting cards, invitations, collages, calendars and photo CDs with music.

“We are very excited to share our new look and the redesign of our Market Street store with the customers that we have been serving for over 39 years,” said Kinney’s President and COO Bridget-ann Hart. “The new store layout will resemble our new prototype stores that offer customers a wider range of products and a fresher more enjoyable shopping experience.”

Store hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pharmacy hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The store’s telephone number is 265-2770.

Founded in 1903 by Burt Orrin Kinney, Kinney Drugs has grown into an employee owned company with a network of 91 pharmacies in central and northern New York and Vermont. For more information, visit www.kinneydrugs.com.