Gilley’s Closing After More Than Half a Century
Gilley’s Pharmacy, an independent Oak Cliff fixture for more than 50 years, will close its doors Wednesday evening. The small family business, which founder/pharmacist James Gilley has run since 1959, will automatically transfer its prescription list to CVS — just a few blocks east on Jefferson Boulevard.
Customer (and story-tip provider) Anna Procaccini seemed truly sad to see the place go, and she’s already arranged to fill her prescriptions at Ravens Corner Pharmacy instead of a “big box” place like CVS.
Gilley, for the record, is planning to retire. “I mean, give him a break,” his son Kevin shot back when I asked about the closure. “He’s 80 years old.”
Even so, says the senior Gilley, saying goodbye is “going to be tough.”
So do you use Gilley’s (or Ravens, or CVS, or anything else)? What’s your own Oak Cliff pharmacy of choice?