By Catherine Ferland
Holt Journal Staff Reporter
Okemos resident Amna Khan has worked at the Holt Pharmacy since it opened a year and a half ago. When the pharmacy first opened, the Marathon Gas Station next door was bustling, she said. “But I must say, when we opened and people were pumping their gas and looking over at us, it helped business,” she said. Khan said that while they haven’t seen a direct dip in sales since the gas station closed this past year, the atmosphere of the block has changed. “It used to be really alive and we felt really safe,” she said.