Tthe staff at Pharmaca are genuinely nice and their selections are great for the neighborhood. The pricing is a little overinflated in my opinion, but you are paying to have people keep a prevailing wage and to have the convenience of a store like Pharmaca in the neighborhood. Their overhead isn't inexpensive, I"m sure. I was disappointed when they stopped carrying the cucumber bottled water and replaced it with less interesting assortments. However, they more than make up for it in so many other ways, from their participation in the Halloween parade to the daily samples of chocolates they put out. Oh, and they do carry a great selection of interesting chocolate bars that you won't find at most stores. All this being said, it is pretty common that you have to wait and wait for someone to come to the register to allow you to pay for items. That drops the ranking from a 4.5 to a 3 as it happens almost every time I'm there: either the line is really long, or the wait to see someone at the register is long. Otherwise, it's a fantastic staff and atmosphere.
Posted: 1/18/2010 • Link to this review