Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00
In difficult economic times, the opening of a new business is always a welcome sign. And that is happening in downtown Roslyn, with the opening of Roslyn Pharmacy, located at 1314 Main St., under the shadow of the Roslyn Clock Tower. The grand opening took place last Saturday and was attended by local dignitaries, including Mayor John Durkin.
The pharmacy, according to its proprietor Chris Papazian, is filling a long time void in the village. Papazian is a North Shore area resident who said that he would be bringing “service with a smile” to Main Street.
The pharmacy, he added, will offer curbside delivery, free delivery to the home, emergency prescription service, pet medicine as well as a long list of other services and products, including surgical supplies, vitamins, express prescription service, latex & mylar balloons, toys, a photo kiosk, cosmetics, and fragrance. Senior citizen discounts will also be available.
The Roslyn Pharmacy, Papazian said, is designed like an old-fashioned business establishment with tin ceilings and marble floors, keeping with the historic feeling of the village.
“I wanted to create a homey, warm feeling that fit in well with our philosophy and the architecture of Roslyn village,” Papazian said. “We will also offer greeting cards.”
Papazian currently resides in Manhasset with his wife and two children. He holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy and is a graduate of St. John’s College of Pharmacy with over 20 years experience as a Licensed Registered Pharmacist in New York State.
“I am a third generation pharmacist,” Papazian added. “My father and grandfather were also Pharmacists, both graduates of Columbia University. Our family owned a small town pharmacy in New York City for over 75 years and I was brought up working in this community pharmacy where I gained vast experience and knowledge from both my father and grandfather.
“I look forward to opening this beautiful old-time Pharmacy in the Historic Village of Roslyn to better serve the Community of Roslyn and the greater Roslyn area very soon for many, many years to come,” Papazian said.