While taking a stroll to Häagen-Dazs, I saw that there was great activity in the City Chemist shop on the corner of Henry and Montague. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a sneak peek, so I dropped Homer Fink’s name and was promptly led inside.
City Chemist was nothing like I’d imagined; it was bright, welcoming and cheery, with TV monitors, makeup, a candy corner … and that was before I got close to the pharmacy. This place was almost like the Oz of pharmacies. It reminded me a bit of Boots which they have in the U.K. and which I longed for back here. CVS may have self-serve kiosks now, but I still feel like I’m gearing up for battle when I walk in. Photos after the jump, including one of the workers waiting to hear Lebron’s decision. Oh, and the soft opening is at noon with Marty Markowitz.
From Racked (And by Town & Country they mean Town & Country Apothecary, which also owns Bridge Apothecary in Dumbo):
WWD reports that the pharmacy plans to carry fancy brands like Paula Dorf, Smashbox, Perricone MD, Claudalie, Bumble & Bumble, Bond No. 9 and Anthony Logistics for Men. The owner of Town & Country, the delightfully named Diana Ross, is known for incorporating community-based events into her stores and plans to bring the successful model to Brooklyn Heights. Some ideas on deck include: monthly visits from brow-shaping expert Ramy and a makeup event with Paula Dorf. Judging from Town & Country’s Facebook page, they are quite active in their New Jersey neighborhood, recently working with ex-Real Housewives of New Jersey vet Dina Manzo on a beauty event before her Project Ladybug charity blowout.