Pacific Coast Pharmacy, a business specializing in respiratory medications and diabetic supplies, is expanding to a larger space near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.
The pharmacy, which relocated less than a year ago from Grover Beach, was growing and needed more room for its operations.
Preston Thomas, leasing agent at Rossetti Co., said the new site gives the pharmacy a total office space of 18,000 square feet, up from 11,000 square feet.
The pharmacy, which does business via mail order across the country, has 53 employees, said spokesman Mike Hoxter said. It has added at least one or two each month over the past few months, he said.
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Hoxter declined to disclose annual sales or profits.
Pacific Coast, which is not a walk-in pharmacy for the public, should be open at Aerovista Park by early July.
“We are excited to be in a new building with much more space than we used to have,” Hoxter said. “We have seen a lot of growth over the last few years, and we are excited about continuing that trend.”
Pacific Coast Pharmacy is also working with Cal Poly’s Engineering program, which is helping with the layout of the facility and developing ways to help the staff “work smarter instead of harder,” Hoxter said.
The pharmacy is owned by Integrated Health Concepts Inc. That company, with offices in Texas, Florida and North Carolina, works with self-insured employers and health plans to help manage their prescription costs.
As part of Bike Month 2011, a cyclist has a chance to win a free shopping trip to Costco, Trader Joe’s and Miner’s hardware in San Luis Obispo.
The event is called Buy-the-Bike and is intended to show how shopping can be accomplished by bicycle, organizer Gary Havas said.
A drawing will be held to select the winning cyclist. Those interested should go to rideshare.org. The drawing will be May 18, with the shopping trip May 21.
Costco will donate a gift certificate, and Trader Joe’s will give away four bags of groceries. Miner’s will have goods available as well.
— Tad Weber