A landmark constructing in Dallas that previously housed Fino’s Pharmacy will probably be remodeled right into a seafood market.
Stefanie Crothers, a Back Mountain resident with an actual property background, just lately bought the previous pharmacy. She plans to transform the constructing right into a market the place folks can buy seafood starting from fish to crab legs to clams to lobster and scallops.
She can have a kitchen and folks will be capable of order takeout. She additionally will supply fish fries, some seating and a pantry promoting gadgets like pasta, sauce and seasonings for seafood.
It will probably be known as “June’s Market,” which she stated is a reputation in generations of her household. She doesn’t know but when the market will open however she hopes to open it earlier than the vacations this yr.
With her actual property background, she noticed alternative when the historic constructing was put up on the market. She stated she additionally has entry to an excellent seafood provider and that led to her thought. She stated she thought it’s the right location for a “neighborhood fish market” within the Back Mountain.
“We’re doing this because we want to service the community and to fulfill a need for fresher, more quality seafood and to bring a historic building back to life,” Crothers stated.
Fino’s Pharmacy closed in September 2021 after 57 years serving the Back Mountain and surrounding communities. Financial difficulties prompted the tough resolution to shut, proprietor Dominic Fino Jr. stated at the moment. The Rite Aid in Dallas bought the pharmacy’s stock and prescription data.
Fino’s father, Dominic Fino Sr., bought the pharmacy on Main Street in Dallas in 1963 after he discovered the enterprise at his father’s pharmacy in Pittston, based in 1951.
Dominic Sr. died in January final yr and his spouse Ruth, who co-founded the pharmacy together with her husband, died in May. After that, the following era of Finos determined it was time to shut Fino’s Pharmacy, Dominic Jr. stated.
The historic constructing within the heart of Dallas dates again to the late 1800s and is positioned subsequent to the roundabout. It has served the neighborhood in numerous methods for greater than 120 years.
Chris Matus, director and affiliate dealer at NAI Mertz, bought the landmark property to Crothers.
As a resident of Dallas, Matus stated he was grateful for the chance to characterize the Fino household within the sale.
“Knowing that the buyers are going to utilize the building to start a family run business that will contribute to the quality of life in the Back Mountain area brought comfort to the Finos during what was understandably an emotional transaction,” Matus stated.