Coming Soon: Stanley’s Pharmacy at 31 Ludlow Street

Posted on: May 9th, 2013 at 6:10 am by
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[Photo: Brandon R.]Until last fall, 31 Ludlow Street (at Hester) was a typical Chinese bodega, identified more by the wooden racks of newspapers and produce rather than the signage itself. Ultimately the convenience store wouldn’t last through the end of the year, and in its wake, another mom-and-pop venture. Indeed, work has been steady since the closure, and now the replacement is almost ready.

Residents in this sleepy hollow of the Lower East Side will be happy to learn that a new drugstore called Stanley’s Pharmacy is poised to open here. The official announcement arrived a couple days ago with the “loud” orange marquee nameplate. Word on the street is that the eponymous pharmacist previously worked around the corner on East Broadway and decided to strike out on his own at 31 Ludlow.

The cornershop will fulfill prescriptions and sell your standard hygiene/household products.

Stanley’s Pharmacy hopes to provide a service that will “bridge the gap” between the old timers and the neighborhood newcomers. And to that end, it’s certainly heartening to see an independent shop making a go of it. An uncommon sight these days, to say the least.

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