Merchant Spotlight: Platinum Pharmacy

 

We can't believe it's almost been two years since Platinum Pharmacy opened their doors in May of 2015. Opening an independent pharmacy was a dream for owner Diana Mets-Hagopian, who was born and raised right here in Sunnyside.

After business school, Diana realized this dream and opened her doors on Queens Boulevard with a mission to provide excellent customer service to her neighbors. She's a fan of the changes happening in the neighborhood, with the new residents and increased diversity. She and her staff reflect the diversity of the neighborhood, offering personalized service in multiple languages: in addition to English, the staff speaks Armenian, Arabic, Romanian, Spanish and Turkish. We asked if it's challenging running an independent pharmacy in 2017, but Diana is very optimistic. She is a big believer that independent pharmacies like Platinum can provide much more one-on-one assistance with customers than the bigger chains. She takes every insurance plan and goes above and beyond to make sure her customers understand their medications and are able to administer them safely. When the beauty supply store closed on 46th Street last year, Diana saw an opportunity to expand the pharmacy's retail side with beauty products.

She and her staff are big supporters of other local businesses in Sunnyside, and can be frequently found at Go Natural Health Food & Juice Bar, as well as Butcher Block. Platinum Pharmacy is a key sponsor of Sunnyside's new light pole banner program, and Diana jumped at the chance to support the work of Sunnyside Shines in the community.

 

Platinum Pharmacy | 46-21 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside, NYC | (718) 472-2100