Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Sadly, Garden Apothecary At 525 Court Street Will "Eventually" Close

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Garden Apothecary has barely been open for two years at 525 Court Street, but its closing is most likely a foregone conclusion. The pharmacy portion in the back of the store has already closed and the remaining stock of homeopathic products, personal care products, and gifts is currently discounted up to 50%.
I asked the young man working the cash register if the store was closing. His answer: "Eventually." After pressing him further, he admitted that the closing would happen sooner rather than later. "Business at this end of Court Street is really slow" he said. "There really is no foot traffic and most people either order online or shop further down Court Street."
Garden Apothecary is owned by Kings Pharmacy on Hudson Street in Manhattan, which, according to its web site, is one of the "few independent pharmacies that is as big as a chain."

It would be sad to lose the store, since service was always friendly and offered a real choice for residents near that stretch of Court Street.  


7 comments:

Peter said...

That's a shame, and the clerk is right, foot traffic at that end of Court is pretty bad. I've noticed the last few times I went in there that they only had 1 or 2 of each item and their hours were scaling back, but I was hoping this wouldn't happen.

Still lots of great restaurants around there, El Mate, Slowteria, and Aperture. Let's keep supporting them!

Anonymous said...

This is a shame. It's been so nice to have Garden Apothecary down at that end of Court Street. The staff was so friendly, the pharmacist was great and really helpful. A much better experience than going to that smelly CVS. But it's true, there's absolutely no foot traffic. It's a loss for the southern end of Carroll Gardens for sure.

Anonymous said...

Liked them, especially after Clinton apothecary closed.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful store but a traditional grocery store would be nice. With a butcher and fresh produce sorely needed.

Anonymous said...

NO!! I love this Pharmacy they had such an amazing selection for the neighborhood, loved the friendly vibes. I think it was just too far down the street. If it had been where that trashy Rite Aid is on Court instead of all the way down at the end, business would have been booming.

Anonymous said...

I'm so bummed to hear this. I didn't live very close but tried to stop in when I could. They had a nice selection of beauty products and kids' toys. And the staff was super friendly.

Allyn Howard said...

I'm soooooo sad to hear this! I really love it. I had no idea it was closing and I'm there a lot. I'm so tired of seeing CVS & Rite Aid everywhere and they're all so nice in there. Drats!!!!!!!! 😞