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Stone Road Pharmacy celebrates its first day of business
Pharmacist-owner Julie Dyck, pharmacy assistant Carolyne Baum, pharmacist Taylor Mottola and operations manager Sherri Gontam at Stone Road Pharmacy. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

A new pharmacy on Niagara Stone Road opened its doors on Tuesday morning and owner Julie Dyck said she wants to welcome the community with open arms.

Staff and customers of Stone Road Pharmacy celebrated the opening with free cookies and refreshments, and ample conversation.

Dyck said the new location will offer personalized care, with seating and space for one-on-one interactions.

“It’s about relationships, getting to know people. That results in better health care – if you know that this person forgets to take their evening meds, for example, you can come up with something more custom or curated to their lifestyle,” she said.

The business is about more than transactional operation, it’s about building community and really helping patients on a personal level, she added.

The four staff are all NOTL residents, which Dyck said was a nice touch. “We’re here for the community.”

Dyck said she always dreamed of opening her own pharmacy.

"I come from an entrepreneurial family – my dad owned a local business here for 35 years before selling recently," she said.

Growing up in Virgil, she said it's nice to open this new venture at home.

The pharmacy, which is in the same plaza as the new Starbucks in Virgil, will be open early during the week. Dyck said she wanted early hours to allow residents to grab what they need while picking up their morning coffee on the way to work.

It is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.