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Two area Kwik Shops to be home to pharmacy pilot project

WICHITA — Dillons and Kwik Shop are moving ahead with a pilot program to test Dillons pharmacies in two area Kwik Shop stores.

Have You Heard? reported this was a possibility in July.

Dillons spokeswoman Sheila Lowrie says construction will start late next month on Kwik Shops at 53rd and Maize and 37th and Ridge. The new pharmacies, which will include drive-throughs, will open in early spring.

Customers will be able to fill prescriptions and speak to pharmacists on site.

Kroger owns Dillons and Kwik Shop, and the pilot is designed to strengthen the partnership between the two and offer customers one-stop shopping for their fuel, pharmacy and grocery needs.

The two west-side Kwik Shops also will be pilot projects for expanded ready-made meals, such as fried and rotisserie chicken and home-style side dishes.