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Independent pharmacy to take over Sonoma’s empty Pharmaca

Posted on March 23, 2023 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The Sonoma location of Pharmaca, which closed suddenly on February 25 when the parent company went bankrupt, will reopen soon as an independent pharmacy named Adobe Drugs. 

Pharmacist Aman Garg (above), who worked for Pharmaca, signed the lease for 303 W. Napa St. on March 22. Last months he told The Sun that he had formed an LLC and lined up investment capital, but the initial lease terms for the now-dark store were being negotiated. “(Now) I can make sure most of all the things that people of Sonoma loved about Pharmaca remain intact.”

Garg said he takes possession of the property on April 15, and and hopes to start the retail side by June 1. “The Pharmacy side might take a little more time because of licensing,” he said today. “I have started this process.” 

Like the location that predated Pharmaca, the new business will be named Adobe Drugs. Garg says he’s planning to bring the Pharmaca staff back slowly as business grows, starting with two people in the front.” 

15 thoughts on “Independent pharmacy to take over Sonoma’s empty Pharmaca

  1. Congratulations Aman! This news made my day, so happy we’ll be getting back our small town pharmacy and see your smiling face again.

  2. Could not be more thrilled. There was a massive void left behind when Pharmaca closed, a void of people who appear to sincerely care about their customers.

  3. Aman, you have so many supporters here in Sonoma that appreciate what you are doing. Also glad to read that four of the Pharmaca staff will be back with you. Hurrah for us all.

  4. So very excited… We (our town) need this gigantic news!!! Getting back “lost treasures” is a beautiful thing. We thank you and appreciate you very much, Aman. Can’t wait to see those smiling faces around here again, it’s already been too long!!!! This is a joyous occasion. CONGRATS!!!!

  5. Hooray!
    Hated to have to switch to corporate pharmacies in town.
    Want the excellent service of PHARMACA were people care and are helpful, unlike the other 3 where you have to wait forever in line and some of the employees couldn’t care less about you and your health issues !!!!!!!!

  6. I still have not been able to accept that Pharmaca is gone. Such a great store and helpful staff. I have resorted to one of the others, but would happily take my business back to this location. Thank you!!

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