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Quik Scripts moves from Ridge Road in Lansing to Munster

LANSING, Ill. (July 28, 2023) – Customers who patronized the Quik Scripts Pharmacy at 3330 Ridge Road in Lansing will soon have to travel a mile down the road into Munster to find the nearest store.

The Lansing location of the independent retail pharmacy had been in business at 3330 Ridge Road for the past 12 years but officially closed on July 15.

A sign on the door says “closed until further notice,” but owner David Davila confirmed the store is being relocated to the Ridgewood Plaza on Ridge Road in Munster, which contains an Applebee’s restaurant among other businesses.

South Shore Line influence

Davila said the planned expansion of the South Shore Line into Munster influenced the decision to change addresses.

“We realize that there may be a new influx of customers by the train station in Munster,” Davila said. “And so we made a decision to see if that might be beneficial for us.”

Davila has two other Quik Scripts locations in Indiana (Griffith and St. John) and one in Illinois (Beecher).

He plans to open another Illinois store in Crete.

Davila said the Munster location “should be open within 30 to 60 days.” Calls coming in to the closed Lansing store are being routed to the Griffith location.

Davila noted that the new spot in Munster does not have a big name pharmacy nearby and said that will make him “the only guy on that side of town.”

Walk-in business

“I just thought it would be a better location in Munster because after COVID we didn’t have that many walk-ins anymore,” Davila said. “And since we’re doing mostly delivery, if I can generate a new influx of walk-ins it might drive the business a little bit better.”

Davila said all workers from the Lansing location are still employed with Quik Scripts except for one pharmacist who did not have an Indiana license.

He said the space where Quik Scripts operated in Lansing will likely be available for rent before the end of August.

Fashionette, back-up plan

Davila owns all of 3330-3334 Ridge Road, which also includes the space that held the now-closed Fashionette store. He said an ethnic grocery store will be going in that space.

Davila realizes there is a backup plan if the grass is not greener across the state border.

“If all goes bad, I’ll just go back to Lansing,” Davila said. “I own the building.”


Paul Czapkowicz
Paul Czapkowicz
Paul Czapkowicz has served as a correspondent for the Northwest Indiana Times, so he is familiar with local politics, local business, and local goings-on in general. His training as a teacher gives him an innate sense of how to present facts in an organized and meaningful way, so readers gain understanding of complex subjects.