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.