Hills & Gardens
By Trudy Whitman
What’s better than having a trusted veteran neighborhood pharmacist nearby? Having two of them in the same storefront! John Capotorto has joined Bassam “Sam” Amin at Wyckoff’s Corner Pharmacy, 205 Court Street. Before working for the Rite Aid on Smith Street, Capotorto built a loyal customer base at his independent pharmacy, Cobble Court, on Court Street. Sam Amin worked in the Cobble Hill CVS, returning from vacation one day to find, after nine years of employment, that he had been made a floater and was expected to travel from CVS to CVS.
Amin left to open Wyckoff’s Corner Pharmacy in 2006. His dedication to his customers (check out yelp.com for all the positive reviews) is well known, and despite the national trend of independent pharmacies being picked off by big box giants, the shop has prospered. No surprise — Cobble Hill prides itself on its loyalty to beloved mom and pops.