Phone: (207) 672-3312

Fax: (207) 762-4158 & 800-814-4495

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Chet Hibbard R. Ph.
Pharmacist/Owner

Telephone: (207) 672-3312

Fax: (207 672-4158

P.O Box 614, Main Street,
Bingham, Maine 24920

Front of the Pharmacy 1994The original store was known as Ervin W. Moore & Son Druggists, named of course after the founder and his son. Ervin W. Moore passed the business on to his son, Robert C. Moore, who in turn passed it on to his daughter Rachel C. Moore-Lopez. Her children were not interested in continuing in the family business, so the store was sold in August 1981 to Bill and Jane D/Ambruoso who owned and operated the business as Moore Drug through February 1993. The next owners, Eric and Brenda Roy, only owned the business through November 1994 due to illness. The present owner Chet and Debbie Hibbard, have been operating the business as E. W. Moore & Son Pharmacy since that time.

The original building on this Main St. location was heavily damaged by fire in 1895. The present building was originally a barn located about a block away on the Moore Family property. It was moved by oxen onto its present location. That was a sight that I wish I could have seen in person, given the size of the structure. The second floor of the current building housed the old telephone company switchboard operation Pharamcy Under Renovationfor many years, and also had a small apartment to rent.

Over the years there were many renovations, improvements, and experiments. The first store was about 800 square feet and the Moore's expanded it to the present size of about 1600 square feet in the late 60"s. The D'Ambruosos even tried installing an old fashion soda fountain in the 80"s, but it did not work out.

When we took over the business, the building was in dire need of some serious maintenance and upgrading. The first order of business was insulation, new windows, and remodeling the upstairs' apartment. Next came new siding on the rear gable end, chimney repairs, and a much needed paint job.

Front of Pharmacy RennovatedThe most recent undertaking was a totally new store front to allow for handicap accessibility, which was a major project (see pictures). The new look storefront and change of location of the entrance took some getting adjusted to by some long time customers, but the overall response has been very favorable.