Jason Hinton is the new sole owner of the iconic East City business Sullivan’s Pharmacy after his former business partner, Doug Shier, has decided to sell his ownership in the business.
“Sullivan’s continues to deliver the same professional, high-quality service that has made it an iconic East City business,” Hinton says. “I’m extremely pleased to carry on the tradition of this family-owned, independent business that was built by the Sullivan family.”
Hinton and Shier purchased the business in 2014, but Shier (who had been a pharamacist there for 32 years) has been absent from Sullivan’s since he decided to take a leave of absence for personal matters in February 2016. When Shier decided he wouldn’t be returning to the business, he offered to sell his share of the business to Hinton.
Prior to joining Sullivan’s Pharmacy as a pharmacist in 2013, Hinton had previously owned and operated Shoppers Drug Mart franchises downtown and at Mapleridge Plaza in Peterborough.
“Doug was a cornerstone of Sullivan’s for many years,” Hinton adds. “He worked closely with the Sullivans and helped guide the transition to the new ownership of the business. I respect his decision to step away from the business to focus on his personal matters. I would like to thank Doug for all his contributions to Sullivan’s and I wish him all the best.”