Equitas Health Planning New Short North Pharmacy

Equitas Health has submitted plans to the Victorian Village Commission to convert the vacant building at 1015 N. High St. into a pharmacy. The one-story building, which occupied a check cashing business for years, is located next to the organization’s Short North Medical Center.

“The proposal will revitalize the exterior facade and expand Equitas’ presence in the neighborhood,” reads a project summary included in the tender package. “The overall goal of the project is to provide better service to their customers and continue their positive impact on the Short North neighborhood.”

An Equitas Health-affiliated LLC purchased the half-acre lot in late 2021 for just over $3 million, Franklin County Auditor records show.

In 2019, the organization opened its first retail pharmacy at 236 E. Long St., in the same building as its King Lincoln Medical Center. This location offers a full selection of over-the-counter medications, personal care items, and dining options, in addition to prescription pick-up services and medication advice.

The proposal will be heard by the committee at its July 13 meeting. It’s slated for concept review, which means it’ll have to come back at a future meeting for a vote of approval.

For more information on the Victorian Village Commission, see columbus.gov.

A 2015 photo of 1015 N. High St. – the business has since closed. Photo by Walker Evans.

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