Indie pharmacist opens doors in Kingston

Kingston Happenings profiles Sri Talla of the Kingston Pharmacy, a brand-new venture located in the former home of the Muddy Cup.

Talla, who was born and raised in India and immigrated to the U.S. for his pharmaceutical training, said if a customer without insurance needed to purchase medication costing $100 but only had $95, the store would provide it. (An employee at a chain couldn’t do this without losing his or her job, he said.) “I can be more flexible, and we also have charge accounts.” Talla said his prices are also competitive. “I don’t need a fancy building like the Walgreen’s,” he said. “They pay a premium for the building.” And even though the chains get volume discounts, “they don’t pass on the savings.”