The Apothecary set to open at O2 Village in Cross River


A barn space that sat vacant in Cross River for the past 18 months is now The Apothecary, a shop offering an assortment of items that support holistic living. On Wednesday, December 8, The Apothecary will open its doors to the community with a grand opening event from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The couple behind The Apothecary, Jen Pignone and Mario Loor, conceived of The Apothecary as one more important step on their way to creating a holistic wellness destination in Northern Westchester. “The Apothecary was born out of a passion for holistic living and the need for uplifting mind, body and spirit from the inside out,” the couple wrote on The Apothecary’s website. Pignone and Loor are the owners of O2 Living Sanctuary, a health and wellness center on Route 35 in Cross River offering a spa, yoga studio, boutique and cafe serving healthy food and drinks. The Apothecary and O2 Living Sanctuary together now make up O2 Village, a destination designed to serve all aspects of healthy living.

“We definitely built attention in the community over the past year or so,” Pignone said, referring to O2 Living Sanctuary’s growth. “This is going to bring more energy, life and movement to the Village. I’m really excited to have more activity happen here. Everything complements each other.”

Pignone and Loor have been busy stocking The Apothecary with items including body care, herbs, loose teas, tinctures and various natural remedies. “There really is nothing like this in the area,” Pignone said. “There may be pieces, but not all put together in one place.”

Mario Loor and Jen Pignone are the owners of The Apothecary at O2 Village in Cross River. Image courtesy of Jen Pignone.

Pignone said the plan for The Apothecary is to start small and then grow the business’ offerings, with a long-term goal of making their own Apothecary-branded products. For now, customers can expect to find a variety of items that Pignone and Loor carefully sourced. “At The Apothecary you can find loose herbs, teas, herbal remedies, natural body care, essential oils, house plants, home goods, gift items and lots more to come!” Pignone and Loor wrote on the store’s website.

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