The Pill Box Pharmacy owner, Joe Williams, will purchase the building long used as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library at 3311 3rd Street in Alexandria. The branch library will move to a new building that will be constructed near Peabody High School on Broadway. The King Branch will temporarily close during the transition, up to a year and a few months. In the meantime, customers will use the Rapides Parish Main Library and other branches.
The move will nearly double the King Branch in size from 2,600 square feet to 5,000 square feet. Moving to the old Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library building will also expand The Pill Box Pharmacy from its current 400 square foot location.