The signs are up, at least on the windows. Pharmaca, an “Integrative Pharmacy” plans to open right next to the new Trader Joe’s in Cherry Hills Marketplace.
According to Pharmaca’s site, the store will open in May 2014.
I’ve never heard of Pharmaca. It looks like another California export with multiple stores in the northern half of California. But no! The company, which started in 2000, is based in Boulder! And it has 3 stores up there. The nearby Greenwood Village location would be its fourth in the state.
By “integrative,” the pharmacy said it mixes traditional services with holistic remedies and thus in addition to credentialed pharmacists, it also employs naturopathic doctors, nutritionists and herbalists. Here’s what the company specifically says:
Integrative medicine, also known as integrative health, combines traditional Western medicine with Eastern modalities to focus on health and healing rather than disease and treatment. The philosophy views patients as whole entities, including their minds, bodies and spirits, to consider all aspects in the diagnosis and treatment of illness. Integrative medicine also emphasizes a partnership between patients and practitioners to help address lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, stress, quality of sleep, relationships and work, as well as the appropriate use of dietary supplements, herbs, and other natural remedies.
It doesn’t look like a large space but it should be roomy to house regular meds and, according to its website, natural cosmetics and body-care products.
I’ve always thought a pharmacy would be a good tenant for Cherry Hills Marketplace. Now, what’s going to fill in the old spots vacated by Ross and Old Navy?