Reeves Sain Drug Store has made a triumphant return and their famous milkshakes are still being served!
Murfreesboro’s beloved hometown pharmacy, commonly known as Reeves-Sain, is now open for business again, after a four-year hiatus.
Thanks to their partnership with Tasty Table, patrons can once again enjoy their famous egg salad and pimento cheese sandwiches in the Soda Shoppe. Furthermore, their Gift Shoppe is now open for business with the help of their partnership with TWIG: The Write Impression Gifts. Additionally, their U.S. Post Office will be reopening soon.
The most exciting news is that the knowledgeable and dependable pharmacists, Rick Sain, Taylor Black, and Mark Moore, are all back in action, ready to provide exceptional service to their customers. So, bring your family, relive the nostalgia, grab a milkshake, and experience the resurgence of Reeves-Sain.
Timeline (from Reeves-Sain):
1980: Richard Reeves and Ron Powell opened “Reeves-Powell” Saveway Drug Store in a small trailer on Memorial Blvd in Murfreesboro, TN.
1981: Reeves-Powell move into strip mall on Memorial Blvd.
1982: Murfreesboro Pharmaceutical Nursing Supply opened.
1987: Reeves-Powell establishes a relationship with The University of Tennessee. (Student Preceptor’s Program)
1989: Reeves-Powell move into 5,000 sq. ft. building at 1801 Memorial Blvd. Adds an old-fashioned Soda Shoppe to the store to add charm and notoriety.
1990: Reeves-Powell opens up a Compounding Center.
1993: After finding some success selling medical equipment in retail store, Richard Reeves opens free standing building to house Reeves Medical Equipment and Supplies.
1993: Tennessee Vets Home calls Reeves-Powell and asks if business is equipped to provide medications to nursing homes. Hence, the birth of Long Term Care Associates, later to be called, Reeves-Sain Extended Care.
1994: After substantial growth in the home medical equipment and respiratory business, Reeves-Sain Infusion Services opens.
1994: Reeves Medical opens Mastectomy Services to accent growing home care business.
1995: Shane Reeves and Rick Sain buy a majority share of the business from Richard Reeves and Ron Powell.
1996: Reeves-Sain Health Management Associates opens to manage clinical programs and support residency and student programs.
1997: Reeves-Sain Drug Store opens on South Church St.
1997: Reeves-Sain Extended Care introduces automation to its Extended Care business.
1997: Reeves-Sain receives University of Tennessee’s Preceptor of the Year award for outstanding commitment to student education.
1999: Reeves-Sain opens pharmacy in Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.
1999: Reeves-Sain forms holding company.
2000: Reeves-Sain receives Tennessee’s Most Innovative Pharmacy award from the Tennessee Pharmacist’s Association.
2001: Reeves-Sain website established.
2002: Reeves-Sain begins Diabetic Mail Order business in Medical Division.
2003: Reeves-Sain Drug Store on Church Street sells to Eckerd. (Proceeds of this money used to retire debt and invest in other growth opportunities.)
2004: Reeves-Sain unveils new logo and mission statement.
2005: Reeves-Sain launches new website.
2005: Reeves-Sain launches new multi dose packaging for the retail market called MediPACK™.
2006: Reeves-Sain builds Habitat for Humanity house.
2008: Reeves Sain wins 2008 Nashville Business Journal’s Rutherford County Impact Award for Innovation.
2009: Reeves Sain and MediPACK featured in National Caregiver Conferences in Nashville and Florida.
2010: Reeves Sain celebrates its 30th Anniversary with “Live Well, Be Well,” a program reaffirming Reeves-Sain’s commitment to helping customers feel their best.
2010: Official Ribbon Cutting for Reeves-Sain Extended Care/MediPACK
2012: Reeves-Sain received acknowledgement in ‘America’s Pharmacist Magazine’.
2013: Shane Reeves, co-owner of Reeves-Sain, named a ‘Health Care Hero’ by the Nashville Business Journal.
2014: Reeves-Sain pharmacist Cindy Smith, Pharm.D., was invited to present to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee.
2014: Reeves-Sain won the Ruthies Award for ‘Best Pharmacy’ for the seventh-consecutive year.
2015: Reeves-Sain celebrates its 35th Anniversary.
2015: Reeves-Sain is acquired by Fred’s, a leading rural retail pharmacy organization. Despite this purchase, Reeves-Sain will continue to serve in its longstanding role as a community pharmacy led by co-founder Rick Sain.
2023: Reeves-Sain reopens as an independent pharmacy in the same 1823 Memorial Blvd. location it’s had since its early days with co-founder Rick Sain, Taylor Black and Mark Moore serving as lead pharmacists.