Did You Do Your Due Diligence? #11: Small or Freestanding Dispensary

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At O’Connell Store Fixtures, installing store fixtures is the smallest part of what we do. Our team is here to launch, or renovate, your pharmacy and set it on the path to success — and that begins with proper planning.

Our blog series, “Did You Do Your Due Diligence?” discusses situations that have, or can, lead to mistakes. Read our blogs to learn how to avoid these mistakes and develop strategies for doing ‘due diligence’ when building or renovating a pharmacy!

In this month’s edition of “Did You Do Your Due Diligence?”, we will be explaining the importance of understanding the layout of a small or freestanding dispensary.

In the last few years, we have seen an increase in small and freestanding dispensaries. These types of dispensaries provide many advantages, including the potential for higher foot traffic. However, it is important to have a suitable floor plan before beginning construction.

When planning the design of a pharmacy there are essential structural items required and a small or freestanding dispensary is no different. In fact, the floor plan and subsequent design becomes more important.

The layout has to take certain details into account, such as electrical wiring and plumbing. If the dispensary is a freestanding one, like in a grocery store, you have to ensure your plan lines up with the existing building framework.

It is important to remember how your customers will interact with the space. Every detail has to be planned out with the customer in mind and how they will move around a smaller space. In addition to the customer experience, you have to make sure that your staff can operate efficiently and not be hindered by limited space.

What’s the takeaway? Make sure you work with professionals who understand the importance of strategic planning for a small or freestanding dispensary. Do your due diligence!

If you have a small or freestanding dispensary and need assistance with the planning and design, contact the team at O’Connell Store Fixtures in Ontario today!

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