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Scouting New York does Mishkin’s.

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Jan 22, 2013 1:43 pm

Lighting makes the biggest difference. In most modern pharmacies (or mega-pharmacies that are really boutique grocery stores), the fixtures are often a combination of glass, stainless steel and white, with trimming to reflect the company brand. The lights (which are many-fold high above the floor) bounce off the fixtures, illuminating the store and it's products even more. I always found the feeling and mood inside these stores sterile almost to rubber room proportion. I like the grittiness of a Mishkins to a certain point (nothing beats cleanliness after all, especially for a pharmacy), but the wood fixtures and the tiling and the old accoutrements give the place a more homey, familial feel.

There is a grocery store in Yonkers on New Main Street off of Getty Square that is also owned by a Korean family; this store looks like it has not changed since the 70's. Among other things, they have working floor freezers as opposed to the modern closet standing fridges. Definitely a throwback the moment you walk in.

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