After 85 years, Achorn’s Pharmacy is no longer on Main Street.
The family-owned drug and cosmetics store opened this week in Playhouse Square.
“Everyone likes it here,” says Karen Levinstim — a longtime employee, and daughter of a former owner.
“People say it’s clean, fresh and new,” she adds. “They like having the post office and Organic Market nearby.”
Most customers say the parking is better than on Main Street — though the long red light at the exit bothers some.
Only a few folks were surprised by the move. “We had a few months to prepare,” Karen notes. “I guess a few laggards didn’t get the message.”
The new space is smaller than the old, but it’s utilized very efficiently.
A side benefit: Starting in July, the new phone system will allow people to punch in prescription orders.
One other thing: On Main Street, the name was “Achorn’s” Pharmacy. Now it’s “Achorn” — no apostrophe.
Sounds like a modern, tighter version of the name.
Or maybe a sign maker’s error.