A ‘Welcome to Brooklyn’ ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Brooklyn Family Pharmacy, a telepharmacy at 101 E. Front St., on Friday, May 7. Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce members and staff at the Brooklyn Medical Clinic welcomed pharmacy owners, Derek Townsend, RPh, and his wife, Amy, to town. Derek has worked at the Toldeo Medicap Pharmacy for seven years, recently purchasing the business after the former owner retired Jan. 1. The deal also included the purchase of the Gladbrook Family Pharmacy, a telepharmacy, which was built and opened in 2018. Pictured are from left, Paula Rohach, Medicap marketing director; Sara Upah, telepharmacy manager; Amy Townsend, Derek Townsend, RPh; Dr. Brian J. Heineman, D.O., Brooklyn Medical Clinic; Andi Tribby, licensed pharmacy technician; Carla Kriegel, Brooklyn Chamber; Emily Wagner, PA-C, Brooklyn Medical Clinic; Carl Tubbs, Brooklyn Chamber; Deb Read, Brooklyn Chamber and Kyle Hawkins, PA-C, Brooklyn Medical Clinic. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house at the pharmacy. The pharmacy is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The pharmacy phone number is 641-522-7222.
Members of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce welcomed Rick Maas, the new owner of the Brooklyn Building Center, 229 W. Front St., with a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 7. Joining Maas was Carla Kriegel, left, and Carl Tubbs, right, with the chamber and long-time Brooklyn Building Center Officer Manager, Mary Gropper. Maas, the former vice president at Garling Construction, purchased the business from Phil Kriegel, taking the reins of the company on March 1. Kriegel, who owned the business for 44-years, is staying on until the end of the year to help with the transition. The business is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday. The phone number is 641-522-9251.
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce welcomed Brian Baumgartner, the new owner of Brooklyn Hardware, 118 W. Front St., with a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 21. Pictured are, from left: Rusty Clayton, former owner of the hardware store; Kristin Lastovka, employee; Brian Baumgartner, owner; Paulina Criswell, employee and Carla Kriegel, president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Baumgartner, who owns hardware stores in Belle Plaine and Knoxville, purchased and took the reins of the business on March 29 from Clayton, who ran the business for 47 years. Baumgartner has been in the hardware business for 16 years. He also worked at Pamida and Kum & Go Convenience stores. Store hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and now on Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The store number is 641-522-7712.