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Pharmacist Dave Ambrose, of Lebanon, gets a hug from customer Linda Nordman, of White River Junction, at K-Mart in West Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. It was Ambrose's last day serving customers as the pharmacy was set to close permanently at 4 p.m. Tuesday. "I'm really kind of sad," said Nordman, who said she will miss Ambrose and the pharmacy staff. "They all take an interest in what's going on in your life." (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Pharmacist Dave Ambrose, of Lebanon, gets a hug from customer Linda Nordman, of White River Junction, at K-Mart in West Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. It was Ambrose’s last day serving customers as the pharmacy was set to close permanently at 4 p.m. Tuesday. “I’m really kind of sad,” said Nordman, who said she will miss Ambrose and the pharmacy staff. “They all take an interest in what’s going on in your life.” (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

The Route 12A Kmart abruptly closed its pharmacy on Tuesday, a move that came as a surprise to many Upper Valley residents.

The pharmacy’s closing is part of Kmart parent company Sears Holdings Corp.’s efforts to cut costs across its stores as revenues continue to fall. The Sears store in the nearby Upper Valley Plaza closed its doors for good this summer.

The Kmart store will remain open.