Green Line Apothecary offers dose of nostalgia

READY TO SERVE: Christina and Ken Procaccianti stand at the soda counter inside Green Line Apothecary in Providence, a throwback to independent pharmacies of an earlier era. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
READY TO SERVE: Christina and Ken Procaccianti stand at the soda counter inside Green Line Apothecary in Providence, a throwback to independent pharmacies of an earlier era. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING about Green Line Apothecary LLC isn’t its vintage soda fountain, complete with non-medicinal beverages, such as lime rickeys that recall the 1940s. Instead, it’s the independent status of the full-service pharmacy. The family-owned operation, which recently expanded into a second location in Rhode Island, has made a business plan of competing…

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