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Businesses feel gas price pinch
But costs won't deter deliveries
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Bob Euton gets ready to make a delivery Monday for Lakeside Pharmacy in Cumming. Local businesses haven’t made any changes to their delivery services despite higher prices at the pumps. - photo by Jim Dean
For Apollon Constantinides, high gas prices just have to be absorbed.The owner of Lakeside Pharmacy, inside Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s 1505 Building, said the business’ medicine delivery service doesn’t stop even when fuel costs rise, as they have in recent weeks.“In our business, we have free delivery so I’m going to have free delivery whether it’s $10 a gallon or 50 cents a gallon,” he said. “It really doesn’t affect me.” Lakeside Pharmacy has seven full-time drivers who use company-owned vehicles to deliver medicines to any customer who wants the service.