March 21, 2015 Staff Report
Despite the presence of several big-box drug stores, another independent pharmacy is about to open in Sunnyside.
Platinum Pharmacy, located at 46-21 Queens Blvd, is moving into the space that was previously occupied by Mediterraneo, a pizzeria that closed last year.
The new drug store is just one block away from another independent drug store—Bliss Drug Pharmacy—which opened in 2011.
The neighborhood has several other independent drug stores—such as Amazon Pharmacy, Rockway Pharmacy, Greenpoint Pharmacy, Family Pharmacy and Skillman Pharmacy.
Meanwhile, Sunnyside has several big chain stores such as Rite Aide, Duane Read and CVS.
In other news, a new optical store is about to open at 44-13 Queens Blvd– where Pink Icing was previously located. The owner said the store will be called Sunnysight and is likely to open April 1. No other details were provided.
Meanwhile, DJ’s Pawnshop at 4322 Queens Boulevard is closing. It is referring its customers to EZ Pawn on the corner of 46th and Queens Blvd.
There is no word as to what’s happening with the space.