A neighborhood fixture since 1962, the long proposed upgrades to the Huntridge Pharmacy & Soda Fountain are rumored to begin within weeks, but locals using the pharmacy need not worry; all their prescriptions will be filled during any changes.
Local developer J. Dapper of Dapper Companies purchased the 62,000-square-foot Huntridge Shopping Center for $5.2 million last winter, with a commitment to completely upgrade the lot and create a uniform facade for all tenants.
He’s also working on luring new business to the center. First to sign a lease is the ninth local outpost of Wingstop, fast casual specialists in wings, boneless wings and chicken strips.
The latest leasing plans indicate Wingstop will be dropping into the front of Huntridge Pharmacy & Soda Fountain, shrinking and sandwiching the 100 percent dairy kosher diner between the take-out joint and the existing Hi-Rollers Barber Shop. It will also mean the removal of the pharmacy's photogenic corner entrance.
The Huntridge Pharmacy confirmed to Eater Vegas they "will remain open during and after the remodel," while Dapper will be behind any changes made to the soda fountain.
Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine recently warned their readers that the dining section would shutter at the end of August. A timetable for any construction work has yet to be announced.