Residents of Monmouth County racked their brains after learning of the closure of a neighborhood staple after being in business since 1963.
There is something to be said about “mom and pops” who managed to stay.
These are the businesses that are part of the community.
They sponsor city events and school athletics.
Employees know your name and the names of your children.
It is very common for owners to know you and your family, and manage things on the floor instead of sitting in a back office, or even not being in the store.
This isn’t a hit on the chain stores, but they’ll never be able to replicate that authentic hometown touch of a business that’s been around for decades.
Residents of Red Bank and the surrounding community were surprised to learn that the Crestview Pharmacy will close at the end of the month.
Crestview Pharmacy was an old school facility where generations had their medications handled.
You can also walk into the store and purchase lottery tickets, greeting cards, stationery supplies, and candy.
News of the impending shutdown was quite sudden, as members of a Facebook community group claim employees were operating as usual as late as last week.
A user discovered upon reading a sign on the door of a nearby Walgreens that all of Crestview’s prescriptions were transferred there.
Crestview itself is supposed to stay open until November for everything except prescriptions.
Some said the owners were planning to move while another eagle eye saw the building on the market for around $ 2 million.
It’s a prime location on Route 35, and these stand-alone stores tend to be taken care of by drive-thru. Just what we need!
If you are a Crestview customer and prefer a pharmacy in your hometown, here are a few options nearby:
Crestview was loved by the community. The outpouring has been overwhelming on social media.
It was my childhood. I remember when I was a kid walking here with my friends and family with $ 2 from our grandfather which seemed like a lot of money to buy candy at the drugstore. My grandparents live right behind it and we felt like such adults able to get there on our own and figure out what candy we wanted, counting down to the penny as we rummaged down the aisle. There are so many memories that came with this place and the amazing workers. They always put a smile on our faces as every employee was patient with us as we handed out candy and picked up something new to make sure we got the most out of our $ 2. I am saddened that my daughter could never go through this and just another chapter of my childhood that I have to close.
Thank you to the employees and owners of Crestview Pharmacy. We hope you will move to a nearby location and wish you the best of luck.
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