Even though it has gone through the process of becoming an official landmark time and time again the neighborhood denizens and locals recognizes it as such.
One internet reviewer once remarked and joked that the store probably hasn’t been restocked since the Hoover Administration however the surprising ability to carry items in this small mom-and-pop store for competitive prices charm many people and draw them. Some classes at the nearby City College come by in groups to peek at the old architecture.
Perhaps just as famous is the giant behemoth of a neon light sign jutting out on the corner guiding people to the store which is quite a sight to see lit in the dim winter evening hours.
For the last thirty years, the store has been owned and run by Mr. Seung Yoo who is also the head pharmacist, and his wife Mrs. Yoo--affectionately called Suzy or Maria by customers. Working with them are several counter clerks and several pharmacy technicians who work their hardest at maintaining a good relationship with customers, provide a friendly ear and atmosphere unconstrained by stiff corporate practices and provide people with the best representation when dealing with third party health insurance companies.
HTB QUICK FACT: 1890, Mishkin’s Drug Store. The preserved interior has a phone book holder, a phone booth and vintage tile flooring.