There has been a pharmacy at the corner of Main Cross and Washington in Taylorville since the mid-1800’s. That long run, however, is now over. The pharmacy portion of Rene’s officially closed at the end of the day Wednesday. The rest of Rene’s will remain open and pharmacy customers will now be served by Walgreen’s in Taylorville.
Gordon Mazzotti owns Rene’s, and the business has been in his family since 1936. He says his goal is to avoid having an abandoned building on the corner of the square.
Mazzotti says he is looking towards retirement, but he is trying to make the transition as seamless as possible.
Mazzotti says he will be working at Walgreens for a short time to help the transition.