STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
It’s been a family affair since 1950.
David Adsit, owner of Church and Scott Pharmacy, retired Wednesday, Oct. 13. His brother Bill, whom he worked alongside for many years, retired in March.
Their father bought Church and Scott Pharmacy in 1950 from Al Meehan, 71 years ago, when it was at the corner of Main and Pioneer Streets in Cooperstown. It remained there until 1993 when the business moved to State Route 28, in front of Ace Hardware, just outside of the village.
“I’ve enjoyed doing this for the last 41 years. Cooperstown has meant a lot to me and my family,” David said. “It’s been a great community and the support has been incredible. I’ll forever be indebted to our loyal customers and to our staff. Now I will try to do nothing for a while, except, of course, my horseracing.”
Pharmacist Rob Makofske, who has been at Church and Scott since 1993, is buying the store.
“I’m feeling great about this,” he said. “The Adsits worked at this for years. Between them and Bob Smullens, everything that is here is because of them and they’ve given me the opportunity to move the store forward. I’m the sole owner for the moment, but I will be bringing a partner on soon.”
Thomas Adsit, David’s son, will still work at the story as a pharmacy technician.
“Thomas and the entire staff are a huge asset,” Makofske said. “We’re a good team and will carry on the tradition of offering Cooperstown an independent pharmacy and sundries store.”