Modified: December 27, 2021 11:40am
Erie County Legislator Frank Todaro recently honored Alden Pharmacy as a small-town pharmacy which has served the community for over 100 years. Since 1911, the building at Broadway and Exchange Street has been operating as a full-service pharmacy and gift shop with free local delivery, immunizations, vitamins and much more.
The Alden Pharmacy was purchased in 1985 by a pharmacist and lifelong resident of Alden—Ronald Smith and ran it until his death in 2012. Today, his daughter Kara Smith runs the pharmacy and continues her father’s legacy and the store’s traditions.
An Alden Pharmacy customer said, “I love that the Alden Pharmacy is a small-town pharmacy, family-owned and operation. Unlike the chain stores, where a customer is just a number, Alden Pharmacy knows customers by name and it is apparent they care very much about each customer’s overall health needs.”
Legislator Todaro said, “Small-town pharmacies are few and far between and are very hard to come by in this day and age. The Alden Pharmacy is a local destination and landmark that has been around for over a century—a place where people are treated like family rather than customers. Thank you to Kara Smith for taking on her father’s legacy and making us all so very proud.”