Our goal from day one has always been to provide the most comprehensive, pleasant, and knowledgeable pharmaceutical care to our patients. Boggio Pharmacy is a family owned pharmacy with owners that live and work in the communities that we serve. As a result, we feel that we are in a position to fully understand and quickly deal with all of our patients needs. We regularly accept, implement and appreciate patient's suggestions.
Larry Boggio attended the University of Toronto and became a licensed pharmacist November 6, 1981. After completing his schooling, he returned to Port Colborne and worked for Bob Beckett at Beckett Pharmacy. Two years later, in 1983 Larry purchased Beckett Pharmacy from Bob.
In 1985 Larry moved to the King St. location.
Five years later, in 1990 we moved to our first Catharine St. location which offered an expanded frontshop, improved dispensary and dispensary services and a larger home health care centre.
Finally, in 2002 our Port Colborne location moved into its current location several doors down from the old Catharine St. location. In this building, our dispensary was greatly increased in size to accommodate a much larger offering of services including services for addiction treatment, an in store photo lab was added, larger home health care and giftware sections and an expanded front shop were all included.
In June 2008, Larry along with long time managing pharmacist Donnie Edwards formed a partnership and purchased Ridgeway IDA from Gus Au Yeung who had operated it for approximately 30 years prior to this.
After an extensive renovation of the Ridgeway IDA building, our Ridgeway location was renamed Boggio and Edwards IDA and our grand reopening ceremony was held in May of 2009. The renovated building offered a much larger dispensary with a dedicated compounding lab, as well as greatly improved cosmetics, giftware and home health care sections.
Out of an effort to better serve one of Boggio Pharmacy's valued nursing homes, expansion into Fonthill was necessary. In September 2010, Fonthill Pharmasave was purchased from the previous owner Scott Penner who stayed in the business as a partner. Plans are in place to expand in the near future so stay tuned to see what we are up to!
The latest addition to the Boggio Family of Pharmacies was MacKinnon Guardian Drugs in Niagara Falls. This location on the corner of Drummond and Dunn Rd was purchased in March 2011 from long time owner Gail MacKinnon
Plans are currently in place and work should be starting soon on an expanded store with a wider range of products and services to serve Niagara Falls better.