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Arlington Pharmacy Looking for New Name

Though the Arlington Pharmacy in Kensington remains open, it will no longer be able to fill prescriptions and will need to be renamed. What would you call it and where will you now go to get your prescriptions?

The Arlington Pharmacy in Kensington, around since the late 1920s, will no longer be filling prescriptions.

Owner Wing Gee said he's transferred all of the prescription files to the CVS drugstore at 1382 Solano Ave. in Albany.

His store will stay open, providing over-the-counter drugs, miscellaneous merchandise, gifts and its locally famous postal service, Gee told Patch. The drugstore also serves as a post office.

However, he said he will need to change the name of the business since it no longer operates as a pharmacy and is still considering what new name to choose.

So we want to hear from you...

What new name would you give it?

How long have you frequented this pharmacy for?

Where will you now go to get your prescription drugs?

Peter Hanash January 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Sal's Pharmacy is an inddependent and family owned business. Opened up just 6 months ago. Sal is Sam's couswin who owned and operated Thousand Oaks Pharmacy for so many years. Give them a try, I think you will like the fast, efficient service. They also take most if not all Insurances. Peter
Peter Hanash January 12, 2013 at 11:45 PM
I USED ARLINGTON PHARMACY FOR MANY YEARS, I AM SO SORRY TO SEE THEM LEAVE. I WILL NOT PATRONIZE CVS, SO I WENT TO SAL'S PHARMACY, AND HE PROMPTLY TOOK CARE OF ME. HE TRANSFERRED ALL MY PRESCRIPTIONS FROM CVS AND I AM HAPPY THAT I DON'T HAVE TO DRIVE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO CVS, ACTUALLY I CAN WALK DOWN TO SAL'S PHARMACY. THEY ARE NEXT TO THE POST OFFICE ON TOP OF SOLANO. JEFF
Sara Sanchez January 14, 2013 at 06:18 PM
I will be getting my prescriptions filled at Sal's Pharmacy located on Solano Avenue. It's an Independent family owned business and I would like to continue to support small business! Sal is great too, he's fast and friendly and his prices are cheaper than CVS.
Kathy A. January 14, 2013 at 07:11 PM
i recently stunned some people at dinner by recounting how berkeley bowl started in a former bowling alley! everybody seems to assume the "bowl" is like a fruit bowl.
Tam Gray February 14, 2013 at 08:14 PM
It's unfortunate that many people who have been picking up prescriptions on foot from neighboring Berkeley (and Kensington) will have to use a car or a bus to do so. As the older cohort enlarges, this becomes more of a problem for people who no longer drive. Perhaps CVS has a delivery service, too?

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