Recently, Costa Drugs, the family-run business that has been a staple of the Scranton community for nearly one hundred years, was forced to close the doors of both of its sites permanently. The Independent Gazette visited their main location on the evening of their last night open, and were surprised that longtime customers continued to stop in, and that the Costa family, albeit with heavy hearts, kept filling prescriptions and giving advice, as if it were business as usual, right down to the last second.

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