New Kid on the Block: Tribeca Apothecary

Pharmacist Aristidis Nikolitsis comes to the neighborhood by way of St. John’s University, Genovese Drugs, Rite Aid, New London in Chelsea, Gideon’s and now this – the third iteration of the Apothecary in the city (there’s Third Avenue and Columbus Circle) and his first go-round as a business owner.

The notion behind these pharmacies is a more personalized service where they work a bit harder to get prescriptions covered than the big chains would (case in point: the Duane Reade on Broadway told me my antibiotics would cost $1000, so I ordered them from a boutique pharmacy recommended by my dermatologist in Queens instead for $15). They have developed relationships with dermatology med manufacturers, meaning vouchers with those companies can go a lot farther than let’s say the coupons found with a GoodRx search. They can also help problem solve, like setting you up with a six-month supply if you are headed out of the country for a bit and bill you later, or bring a dermatologist onsite when needed.

Nikolitsis and his partner first looked at opening a shop in Soho, but with so many dermatologists in Tribeca – with whom they have developed relationships — the location seemed ripe. Plus, they wanted to be a store where the clients lived down the street or around the corner and didn’t just work in the area.

There’s also the retail side of the store, which has high-end skin care products like Elta MD, SkinCeuticals and R+Co and the largest scented candles I’ve ever seen (the place smelled great). “We try to carry things that others don’t,” said Nikolitsis.

Tribeca Apothecary
138 West Broadway
Call: 212-971-1380
Text: 646-455-3519
Monday to Friday, 9 to 5


1 Comment

  1. I’m happy to see a new ‘mom-and-pop’ shop open in the neighborhood. But I can’t ever go here because they close at 5PM during the week and are closed on Sat and Sun.