We hope you all are shopping and supporting the great businesses right here in our lovely town!
One of our members that we’d like to introduce you to is Lansdowne’s neighborhood pharmacy, Pepper Pharmacy. Located at 197 E. Plumstead Avenue since 1949,
co-owners Bob Brown and Elizabeth (Beth) Harmer give personal service with a smile and they’re always willing to give back to the community.
We recently talked to Beth Harmer about working at/owning Pepper Pharmacy. Here’s some of our interview.
How are things going in the time of COVID-19?
We’re considered an essential business so we’ve been open all through the pandemic. We’ve always offered customers delivery service and ensure that customers get their prescriptions on-time but we’ve been doing more of that under the circumstances. We’re disinfecting frequently and following all PA safety procedures.
You recently celebrated 42 years at the pharmacy. How have things changed since you began working there?
Pharmacy itself is no longer the sole purpose. We now have a broader footprint. We do immunizations which will be important when we have a vaccine for COVID-19. Now more than ever, it’s important to check on interactions between medications and we work with our customers’ doctors. Also, during this pandemic, our front end has taken off. Customers are staying close to home and we offer everything from cough and cold to household cleaning items in our dollar section. One thing that has not changed is our personal service. I like to think we are part of your family.
You’ve donated your time and talents to the LBPA as president and continue to give of yourself as an active board member. What are some of your favorite accomplishments/projects with the organization?
Two projects that I take the lead on are National Night Out and the Winter Lights Parade. I enjoy meeting community members at both events and working closely with the Lansdowne Police Department and the Borough.
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