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Sunnyside Pharmacy Reopens After Renovations, Now Under New Management

Oct. 15, 2018 Sponsored Story

A Sunnyside drug store that closed in late June for renovations reopened late September with a modern storefront and under new ownership.

Alex Malakov is the new proprietor of Sunnyside Pharmacy, which has been operating at 48-11 Skillman Ave. since 1988.

Interior shot (Queens Post)

“I wanted to buy into this pharmacy because I love this neighborhood. It’s still a community with a small town feel that you don’t get anywhere else in New York City,” Malakov, a Rego Park resident, said.

Malakov, who used to own a pharmacy in Westbury, Long Island, said that the former owner, David Fishbain, will remain as the lead pharmacist on site.

Along with the new facade, Malakov says that the store is now offering several new services, including free prescription deliveries to Sunnyside and Woodside residents.

“Many patients have trouble getting around, so we want to hand deliver,” he said.

Additionally, the pharmacy will create customized medication packs–also known as pill packs– for those who need to take multiple prescriptions over the course of a day.

Vintage pharmaceutical items on display in store (Queens Post)

“We care about how our customers are doing, so those who take more than one type of prescription a day are offered customized pill packs,” Malakov said, adding, “we want to be sure we remove any chance for human error, and increase patient adherence and compliance to their medications.”

Pharmacists also provide their private cell phone numbers to customers so that they can be reached 24/7 in case of emergencies. These are all part of a set of services that the owner says make them stand out from the chain stores.

“The service you get from a mom-and-pop business, no matter where it is, is always going to be more personal than from a big chain store. I always like to shop local for that reason, and I want to give our patrons the same feeling,” said Malakov.

The store accepts OTC cards for people on Medicaid, and also offers DMV-certified vision services which only certain practitioners are allowed to offer outside of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The store’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Former facade of Sunnyside Pharmacy before renovations (Google Maps)

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GOOD FOR HIM..TO many box stores already,although I know CVS stores are really competitive. .
Remember the old Sunnyvale??Not even 10years and it has lost most of the old store fronts..Hope this store survives,the odds are truly against Success..Lets bring back stores like Pets Unlimited..Steve has been there 45 years,yes a dear friend and true Sunnyside Original,and A True supporter. .
Please no comments from the Puppy Mill Nuts..I bought 4 Generations of great dogs from this Stalwarat original Sunnysider Business..Congrats To the Sunnyside Pharmacy, maybe you too will last 45 years….


steve is a dirt bag, selling sick puppy mill dogs. get your head out of yer arse. A true supporter of profiting off of abused animals. that store is disgusting. Thank god we have so many other great options in the neighborhood for pet supplies. Adopt Don’t Shop.

Rin Tin Tin

I remember trying to bring my dog into that pet store years ago, 2 feet in the door he put the breaks on, wanted out immediately. I guess the smell of fear and desperation in the puppy mill dogs was enough for him to understand it wasn’t a safe place


Yeah, makes you wonder. The population certainly doesn’t support the number we have. Greenpoint Ave has almost 2 on every block. Something is amiss.


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