Courtesy of Harbor Health and Apothecary via Facebook

Harbor Health and Apothecary opened earlier this week in Gig Harbor’s former Key Bank Building — a move seeking to revitalize a high traffic corner downtown.

Neighboring tap room Hop Pharm also opened its doors to the public.

The building had sat vacant for several years until it was bought in 2016 by Harbor Health’s Conrad Esser. Esser initiated the renovation effort — done by Gig Harbor-based fi architecture — to make the space a welcoming compounding pharmacy.

“In the spirit of building community, the pharmacy is not segregated off into a medical building,” said architect Darrin Filand in a recent press release. “The taproom next door extends the usefulness of the project into the later hours after the pharmacy closes. The building activates in the early morning, midday, and evening with different groups of people.”

According to fi architecture, the renovation, although resulting in the existing structure’s repurposing, worked to kept the exterior of the building intact to ensure its preservation.

According to the release, Harbor Health and Apothecary take up the bulk of the building’s 3,500 square feet; the extra space adjacent to the old Key Bank drive-through was renovated to now hold the Hop Pharm Taproom.

For more information, head to the Harbor Health website.