CRYSTAL RIVER - This week, local pharmacist Don Crist is in what he calls the “throes of closing” his longtime business.
For nearly 50 years, he has served as an independent pharmacist in Crystal River, with the past 29 years at his current location on Gulf-to-Lake Highway.
“I should’ve retired earlier, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it,” he said. “It’s a hard decision. You make so many friendships, and you hate to leave them.”