By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2013
Employee Mary Kate Bollman shows off a display of kitchen items, including Eucalyptus Stoneware, available at J&J Pharmacy in Claremore.
J&J Pharmacy has been proudly serving the Claremore community for nearly three decades. Located in the Nemar Center, and in addition to housing a full-service pharmacy, the store is packed with a huge selection of gifts and home décor items.
Owners John and Patsy Daniel opened J&J Pharmacy in March 1985. John had been a pharmacist in Claremore for ten years before starting his own venture. Patsy handles the boutique side of the store. The husband and wife team have kept their pharmacy in the same location for all of its 28 years and pride themselves on earning loyal customers through quality service.
In addition to the pharmacy in the back, the store is adorned with numerous displays featuring an endless selection of gift items. J&J has a large display of patriotic items and signs perfect for holiday decorating. Some of their best-selling items are the Vera Bradley and the Tyler Candle collections, OSU and OU merchandise, and Lily and Laura bracelets. J&J Pharmacy also carries Wine A Rita and Wind and Willow items which are perfect for a summer party. The store has also added some new men’s gift items.
“We have also most recently added Duck Dynasty Tervis tumblers to our line of available products,” said store employee Mary Kate Bolllman. “The show has become so popular that they make a perfect gift for the guy in your life.”
In recognition of our great state, J&J Pharmacy carries Waxing Poetic Oklahoma charms as well as many other charms that a customer can pick from to custom make their own necklace. They also have a nice collection of Eucalyptus Stoneware, a brand also carried by Williams Sonoma. In addition to making a beautiful decorative piece, the stoneware has detailed openings on the side that are perfect for keeping fruit fresh and can also go in the oven to heat up and be used to keep bread or other items warm. Another very popular item is the line of Scout bags, which include totes, collapsible storage bins and travel bags.
“The Scout bags are really great multi-purpose totes,” said Bollman. “They carry up to 40 pounds and can be used as a reusable bag for the grocery store or a weekend bag. We have some that are great for the lake or ball games because they have so many pockets where you can put snacks and drinks.”
One of the newest items available in the store is the popular Bentley Drink Ware. The tumblers are BPA free, made in the USA, just across the state line in Bentley, Ark., and are guaranteed for life not to break. They have several color options, as well as OSU and OU designs.
“We have people come in here and tell us how they have Bentley items that they purchased five, ten, 15 or even 20 years ago and how they still use them every day,” said Bollman.
“They are definitely a quality item that won’t disappoint and perfect for a glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day.”
Regular store hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Like J&J Pharmacy on Facebook for details on new arrivals and upcoming sales.