Steve and Debra Straw opened Sun Drug on November 8, 1982. The original Sun Drug was a 6,000 square-foot store in the Village Square Shopping Center in Johnston, with six employees. That year was an eventful year for the Straw family as son Adam was two years old and daughter Sarah was born a month prior to opening the store.
In 1982, Johnston had a population of 2,300 and one stop light on Merle Hay Road, which at the time was a two-lane road. There was only one elementary school, and the middle school was yet to be built.
Two years later, Sun Drug expanded and added an additional 1400 square-feet, which then became Sarah’s Hallmark Shop and a Gold Crown store. By that time the Straw family had a staff of 15 people.
In 1998, the Straws made the decision to build a free standing store that would better suit their growing needs. The current 10,000 square foot store was opened in February of that year. The move allowed the Straw family to add a state of the art compounding lab for making customized medications, as well as a drive thru lane in the pharmacy for customer convenience. The family also decided to change the name of the business from Sun Drug to Sun Health Mart Pharmacy in order to reflect their focus on the health and well-being of their customers. Sarah’s Hallmark was also expanded at this time, and they began to travel twice a year to a gift market in Atlanta in search of unique gifts for their customers.
November 2012, marked the company’s 30th year in business. The Straw family attributed this milestone to support from their loyal customers and the Johnston community. Johnston has grown to over 15,000 residents and the company to over 30 employees in both the pharmacy and Sarah’s Hallmark.
In August 2013, after much deliberation, the Straws made the decision to remove the pharmacy products and equipment and devote their full attention to Sarah’s Hallmark and the gift business.
Today, with fewer employees, shorter “open” hours and a completely remodeled and updated Gold Crown Hallmark store; more time can be devoted to family and still enjoy the friends that frequent the store. Come in and Discover the Unique Charm of Sarah’s Hallmark.
Sarah’s Hallmark Refund & Exchange Policies
Returns are accepted on Hallmark-branded and gift products that are in saleable condition within 90 days of the original purchase date.
With a receipt, Sarah’s Hallmark will offer and exchange, cash, or a credit card refund, or a Hallmark Gold Crown Merchandise Credit Card for the amount shown on the receipt.
Without a receipt, Sarah’s Hallmark will offer and exchange or refund via a Hallmark Gold Crown Merchandise Credit Card at the current retail price.
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