ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Bayshore Pharmacy, Atlantic Highlands’ only pharmacy, is celebrating 50 years of serving the health and wellness needs of three generations of Bayshore residents with a gigantic 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday November 8, 2014 from 10am until 4pm. The celebration will include giveaways, Henry Hudson High School Music program performance and fundraiser, discounts, entertainment, food, and a special reception for three generations of past and present employees.
Richard C. Stryker opened the pharmacy in 1964 when the shopping plaza was built on the highway. Born and raised in Atlantic Highlands, Mr. Stryker realized the need for a full-service pharmacy that could serve all the needs of the growing community. While the area’s population tripled, Bayshore Pharmacy expanded into a larger space in 1971 at the same location to accommodate the growing needs of a burgeoning community. Adding a card and gift shop to the store along with prompt delivery services, Mr. Stryker stayed at the forefront of the borough’s needs.
Mr. Stryker’s son, Richard P. Stryker, and his partner, Scott Eagleton, took the reins of the pharmacy in the 1990s. The pharmacy once again met the challenges of a new generation of patients and customers when it expanded again into its present 7,300 square foot at the same Foodtown plaza. Expanding the home health care and surgical supplies in addition to adding immunizations and Medication Reviews, the pharmacy continues to lead the area in heath care services and delivery.