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Pharmacy company plans Pasco County location

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has filed preliminary plans for a 14,000-square-foot office and pharmacy on Gunn Highway.

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Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has filed preliminary plans for a 14,000-square-foot office and pharmacy on Gunn Highway.

ODESSA — Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. plans to put some operations in Pasco County and has filed preliminary documents to remodel a vacant building on Gunn Highway into a 14,000-square-foot office building and pharmacy.

Synergy provides pharmaceutical services to long-term care and assisted-living facilities, does its own compounding of medications, supplies home health equipment and operates a retail pharmacy. Its local operations are on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor where the company employs 55 people.

The company stopped short of saying whether it planned a relocation or expansion.

"There's a lot of things up in the air right now,'' said Elizabeth Assad, vice president of special projects and performance improvement. "Things change in business. We're trying to make the right decision for our company and our employees.''

The company purchased a 13,534-square-foot building at 2107 Gunn Highway two years ago for $625,000. It formerly contained a restaurant and shared offices.

Preliminary plans filed with Pasco County indicate the company plans to spend $1 million to remodel the building into "a new pharmaceutical facility.'' The plans include conceptual drawings from JAH Architects showing an amenity-rich work site including a gymnasium and covered parking areas topped by solar panels.

Bill Cronin, president/CEO of the Pasco Economic Development Council, declined to comment.

Assad and Tony Huggins, CEO of JAH Architects, are scheduled to meet with Pasco County's planning staff on Monday to discuss the project in what the county calls a pre-application meeting — a typical first step for companies before they formally apply for county permits.

Pharmacy company plans Pasco County location 08/11/17 [Last modified: Friday, August 11, 2017 7:19pm]
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