Madison County is without question one of the most desirable places to work and live in Central Mississippi. With that growing popularity has come an overwhelming amount of suburban sprawl. The rural serenity once a hallmark of Madison County is rapidly disappearing. That said, an increasing number of people are gravitating to the last small town in Madison County, the picturesque historic town of Flora.
The once sleepy little village has embraced the positive aspects of contemporary life while preserving the history and charm that sets it apart from the rest of Madison County. Flora began to redefine itself in the summer of 2016 with the opening of the old-world style Flora Butcher Shop. Add to this Salad Days, the hydroponic lettuce farm and Two Dog Farms a traditional truck farm with a recently opened farm stand in the center of town.
For many, Flora has become the unofficial farm-to-table capital of Madison County. While the pressures of contemporary change are great, Flora has been careful to maintain a balance between what was and what will be.
The unique aspects of small-town life have not been lost on other business owners. A recent welcomed addition to Flora’s growing Main Street has been The Corner Pharmacy and Market, a joint business venture, between Thomas Coleman of Yazoo City and Dr. Robert M. Jordan of Clinton.
For many years, before the Corner Market opened, the 100-year-old location at 4835 Main St. served as a hardware store and feed store. The philosophy of The Corner Pharmacy and Market has been to bring over-the-top service back to pharmacy. They want to treat every customer like family.
To this end, the pharmacy has always offered free delivery, Saturday hours, speedy prescription filling and unparalleled customer service. They take on the role of problem solver rather than putting it back on the doctor, or patient. Our grandparents and great grandparents enjoyed a time when the doctor would call in a prescription and the pharmacy would deliver it to your door in minutes. Why shouldn’t patients enjoy the same convenience?
The Corner Pharmacy and Market is also not afraid of innovation and reinvestment. They have recently added a full-service coffee shop and milkshake bar. You can have everything from your favorite coffee drinks to a milkshake to a root beer float and everything in between.
Dr. Jordan is a pharmacist with over 32 years of experience in the pharmacy field. He grew up in metro. After getting married, Dr. Jordan moved to Arizona to pursue a career in pharmacy. He graduated from Midwestern University in Glendale, in 2005, with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and has managed pharmacies ever since. Missing the people and the lush green of his home state, he returned to Mississippi in 2005. His most recent job was at Webb’s Pharmacy in Yazoo City, a pharmacy with over 100 years of continued operation. In 2022, Dr. Jordan left Webb’s to open his own pharmacy, The Corner Pharmacy and Market in Flora, along with his business partner, Thomas Coleman.
In a nutshell, it is possible to have it all when it comes to your family’s pharmacy. They have the technology and education to provide safe prescription filling all while making sure that the customer is satisfied in every way with their service.
The Flora renaissance continues, and this new pharmacy is just another step in story that continue to unfold in this tiny town.