Another Look at Ludlow Newcomer Stanley’s Pharmacy

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 at 6:25 am by
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As we first revealed last Friday, Stanley’s Pharmacy planted a flag in the old Chinese bodega space at 31 Ludlow Street. Could be something of a positive for the community – an independent local operation far enough from the Duane Reade or Rite Aid to attract a decent customer base. An alumnus of both of these ubiquitous chains, proprietor Stanley George hopes to “bridge the gap” between the old timers and neighborhood newcomers.

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[Photo: Stanley’s Pharmacy]What does said bridge entail? Not only will Stanley fill prescriptions, he’s also offering healthy “elixirs” from the so-called Drinks + Drugs menu. He told the Times’ T Magazine, “I’m expecting the young kids who are out having a crazy night to come here in the morning for recovery drinks before they head out to brunch. I’ll open early for them.” There is also a tea bar component.

Stanley’s Pharmacy channels a seaside California feel that, according to him, “is a throwback to the old school pharmacy and soda fountain with a modern look and a wellness twist.”

Website is live, and opening is set for early June. Is Stanley’s Pharmacy a good fit for the neighborhood?

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