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Business Spotlight: Jolley's Pharmacies

Mar 20, 2015 12:04PM ● By City Journals Staff

Jolley's Pharmacies Celebrate 60th Anniversary

What a ride it has been, and continues to be, as Jolley’s Pharmacies celebrate 60 wonderful years of service to loyal customers. It continues to be an honor to take care of multiple generations who call Jolley’s Pharmacies their pharmacy.
It all started with Joel Jolley, a young man from Tropic, a tiny town in southern Utah, who served in Guam during World War II, married his sweetheart, Mary, from Provo and graduated from the University of Utah’s College of Pharmacy in 1950, the college’s first graduating class. Joel opened a store on the corner of 900 East and 900 South in Salt Lake City in 1954.

Joel and Mary eventually had seven children who grew up working in the store.  Subsequently, the next generation of Jolley’s also helped with the store’s growth.  Four of Joel’s sons expanded the business and opened other locations.  Today there are four stores – Sugar House, Foothill Boulevard area, Sandy and West Jordan.

The stores have seen many changes through the years – everything from soda fountains to post office contract stations, video rentals, deliveries, floral shops and gifts.  The stores eventually added a unique feature called compounding – the art of mixing ingredients from a doctor’s prescription to meet the individual needs of patients.  Among the capabilities is to make a unique dosage form or strength, add flavorings to liquids, or make preservative-free creams and lotions, as well as many other specialized items.

Joel passed away in 2010, but the legacy has been passed on to his posterity.  The stores still reflect his work ethic, integrity and pride in providing the best customer service available.  Thanks again to the supportive community as we look ahead to many more great years.

Come see us at our West Jordan location at 8806 South Redwood Road, Suite 102, West Jordan, or visit our website at or give us a call at 801-747-7500. 
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