Forming community connections for 100 years

A little over five years ago, two brothers found themselves working at a local pharmacy as a means to get by. That “means to an end” mentality quickly shifted to passion in no time, leading one brother, Michael, to go ahead and purchase one of, if not the oldest, pharmacies in Astoria: Strand Pharmacy. With the help of his brother, Artur, this local business continues its 100+-year legacy as a genuine Astoria staple.

Photo by Eleni Louca

The previous owner had already developed loyal relationships with his customers, with some being pharmacy regulars for 40, 50, and 60 years. After buying the business five years ago, those seeds continue to grow while new ones are planted. “We know what it’s like to work hard, what it’s like to struggle, just like everyone else. We try to make people’s lives easier,” explains Artur. And that’s exactly what you can expect upon entering the store. These brothers show up to work every day with the intention of helping people

“We know what it’s like to work hard, what it’s like to struggle, just like everyone else. We try to make people’s lives easier,” explains Artur. And that’s exactly what you can expect upon entering the store. These brothers show up to work every day with the intention of helping people. “No matter what issue you have in life,” they will give their absolute best in trying to help you find the remedy – whether that be taking the time to find and order a new product or working with their patients’ budgets so they can afford the care they need.

Upon walking into those doors, you will always be treated like a member of the family, whether its to fill a prescription or ask a question or just to say hello. In addition to health care, Strand Pharmacy offers a number of other services as well, including:

  • Eye vision tests for DMV
  • UPS package drop-off/pick-up
  • Money orders/ MoneyGram services
  • Lottery
  • OTC networking card
  • Faxing/printing
  • Notary services
  • Reading Glasses
  • Local Delivery
  • Accepts most insurances plans
  • And the best for last: forming genuine connections with whoever walks through their door

Strand Pharmacy

2501 Broadway

Open Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm * Saturday 10am-4pm * Closed Sunday