In 1942, Duran Central Pharmacy was a pharmacy with a soda fountain. Today, owner Mona Ghattas, taking the vision of her father, Robert Ghattas, has transformed the business into a full-service pharmacy, a gift shop destination attracting locals and tourists alike, and an award-winning New Mexican food restaurant.
Having been in business for close to 80 years, Duran is is a hallmark of the local community. It is proud of that achievement. The pharmacy partners with Duke City Recovery Toolbox to provide life-saving drugs for opioid overdose, holds yearly mobile flu vaccination clinics in efforts to make healthcare more accessible, and hosts fundraisers for the West Downtown Business Group for New Day, a non-profit that supports homeless youth.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Albuquerque-based company enlisted its staff and local residents to make face masks, implemented social-distancing protocols, such as curbside pickup and outdoor dining, and moved its business online for product purchases and restaurant take-out orders. Because of these changes, Duran has has managed to maintain full payroll.
Mona Ghattas, President
|Four-Year Revenue Growth (%)||36.38%|
|Four-Year Jobs Created||30|