Jewish-Owned Pharmacies Team Up in Philly

From every angle, the edifice of Richard Ost’s Philadelphia Pharmacy at the corner of North Front Street and East Lehigh in West Kensington is a sight to behold, one of the jewels of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts program.

Philadelphia Pharmacy

Artist Cesar Viveros painted bright Caribbean colors, natural plant-based remedies and anachronistic amber glass bottles filled with balms, salves
and tinctures.

Ost, who is Jewish, has been a fixture in this community since 1983, and neighborhood leaders celebrate Ost’s pharmacy as a showpiece. He’s been grateful for the patronage; the Huntingdon Valley resident has made a comfortable living in his many years in business, and prior to the advent of the novel coronavirus, he had no plans to abandon his post.


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