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Nantucket Pharmacy Busy Spot on Island's Main Street


By ComputerTalk Contributing Editor Maggie Lockwood

Nantucket Pharmacy, on the Massachusetts island's cobblestoned Main Street, has served residents year-round since the 1930s, according to owner Allan Bell, R.Ph. Bell, who moved to Nantucket from New Jersey 35 years ago, said during a busy summer day that there had been two pharmacies next to each other at one point. In 1986 he bought the other pharmacy, but the name of the pharmacy is still on the building's cornerstone.

Nantucket Pharmacy packs a lot into 1,200 square feet, and features wood cabinets filled with a full-range of health and beautify brands as well as beach-town-specific front-end items The pharmacy also boasts a soda fountain, which is busy from the store's opening at 8 a.m. until its 10:30 p.m. closing time. At night, the tall front windows show a crowd waiting for a post-dinner ice cream. Bell uses McKesson Pharmaserve as his pharmacy management system, and his prescription volume peaks at 200 a day in the summer.

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