Community Spotlight: Harbor Apothecary - JuniperCivic.com
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Originally published in the September 2010 Juniper Berry Magazine

Community Spotlight: Harbor Apothecary

Charles Ciaccio in front of Harbor Apothecary on Dry Harbor Rd.

What also bears mention is that when you call Harbor Apothecary you hear a real live voice immediately on the other end without the usual menu prompts that have become an all too familiar part of our world. To put it bluntly, you don't have to press 1 for English!

Charles Ciaccio managed a Genovese for 14 years and spent 5 years working in a local drug store. Also, he owned his own store in Brooklyn for 4 years. Harbor Apothecary also makes deliveries to those who need the service, free of charge and they are open 7 days a week.

Some background on Charles Ciaccio indicates that he is a Registered Pharmacist and an active member in the Italian-American Pharmaceutical Society, the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and a Board member of the New York City Pharmacists Society. You know he is up to date on everything current in the world of prescriptions and medication for the sick.

When we go in a drug store these days we forget that a pharmacist is a highly trained professional who works closely with doctors and other medical professionals. Understand that selling toys, scented candles and other junk you can get in the 99-cent store is not a trained pharmacist's job description!

Charles is a graduate of St. John's University. He went to our local schools, St. Margaret's, Christ the King and then on to St. John's. He owns a house in Middle Village where he has lived for 35 years and when you talk to him you know he loves this town. He is married to Nancy and they have two children, a girl and a boy and they too go to the local schools.

So, if you're fed up with drug stores that look like supermarkets and where you need directions to find the pharmacy department Harbor Apothecary is your respite from what has become drug store insanity. Hometown comfort and attention to you, the customer, is what Harbor specializes in and after the madness of the big chains on every corner in our neighborhood, Harbor Apothecary and Charles Ciaccio should be your choice to regain the attention you deserve when you bring your hard earned dollars to the pharmacy marketplace.

We wish Charles Ciaccio the best of luck with Harbor Apothecary and we look forward to seeing his friendly face and helpful demeanor in our town for many years to come! Think about it, even the name Charles chose for his business signifies change, Harbor Apothecary, which is as innovative as it comes in a field where even hinting at the identity of a drug store is a joke!

Bring your next prescription to Harbor Apothecary and let Charles Ciaccio fuss over you with his comforting hometown approach to pharmacy. Tell him you read about his new store in the Juniper Berry!