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Apothecary fills need in Boalsburg

Boalsburg Apothecary is the only compounding pharmacy in the area.
Boalsburg Apothecary is the only compounding pharmacy in the area. Photo provided

Editor’s note: This story is part of the Eat, Play, Live special section.

Q: How long have you been around?

A: Boalsburg Apothecary was established in 1980 and is still located in the Boalsburg Medical Office Building.

Q: Who are your loyal customers?

A: Local residents of Boalsburg, State College and the surrounding area who appreciate doing business with a locally owned pharmacy. Many are second generation who remember getting medicine here when they were kids themselves.

Q: What makes Centre County a great place to live?

A: Big-city amenities and entertainment in a relatively small town, situated in a naturally beautiful valley. Excellent schools and opportunities for lifelong learning. Local residents who continue to support our small, hometown pharmacy.

Q: What do you offer the community?

A: As the only independent pharmacy remaining in State College/Boalsburg, we offer a level of personal service and experience serving the local community that is unmatched. Brothers Wayne and Neil Foster have both been pharmacists in State College for more than 35 years. In addition, we are the only compounding pharmacy in the area, with the ability to prepare customized prescriptions for both people and their pets.

Q: What’s on the horizon for the coming year?

A: We will continue to strive to be the “go-to” pharmacy for residents who appreciate the ability to work with a local business offering exceptional, personal service in an industry dominated by a few large corporate players.