In 2019 St. James received the hard news that Shopkos all across the country were closing down, including the St. James location. Shopko had the only pharmacy in town and community members were nervous. The St. James EDA contacted Lewis Family Drug and they were already planning to locate in town. The EDA assisted Lewis Family Drug with the sale of City owned property on Highway 60. While the location was built, Lewis Family Drug opened a temporary shop in a downtown retail lease space.