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HEALTH, WELLNESS AND
BEAUTY COLLIDE AT A BOUTIQUE
PHARMACY IN LONG ISLAND CITY BY JENNA BAGCAL
Long Island City residents looking for a health, wellness
and beauty hub should look no further than City Chemist.
Since November 2018, the company has been a “one-stop-
shop” for the western Queens neighborhood. According
to general store manager David Rodrigues, pharmacist Peter LaFranca
and buyer Maica De La Torres, the community’s response to the
store has been the same: “thank God you’re here.”
At 25-29 44th Drive, patrons can fill prescriptions, wax their eye-brows
and get a flu shot, which aligns with the company’s message
of marrying beauty and wellness. With locations in the company also
had a goal of catering to customer service while deviating from the
typical chain store mentality.