By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A longtime Inwood pharmacy that was destroyed by fire more than a year ago is getting a new home just a few doors down from its former location, and the owner says it will be “bigger and better” with an added old-school twist.
Dichter Pharmacy, which has served residents of upper Manhattan for more than 70 years, will start anew at 4935 Broadway near W. 207th St., owner Manny Ramirez said.
“I’m very excited, we’re going back home,” Ramirez told the Daily News on Thursday. “It’s going to be a bigger and better location.”
The new store is about 25 feet away from the pharmacy’s original location at 4943 Broadway, he said.
Since the January 2012 fire — which officials say started inside a neighboring Chinese restaurant and destroyed nine businesses — the mom-and-pop pharmacy has been operating out of a tiny 300-square-foot space at 4975 Broadway.
But a month ago, Ramirez signed a lease for a 1,500-square-foot location, nearly four times the size of the original pharmacy.
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