Duran Central Pharmacy (Duran’s), the iconic independent drugstore near Old Town, has been in business since 1942, providing pharmaceutical resources to our community, as well as serving up quality New Mexican food. The Ghattas family purchased Duran’s from Pete Duran in 1965. Our tour begins at Remedy, a cafe next to Duran’s, with a cup of coffee and pastry. Mona Ghattas provides the history and then leads us on a tour of the pharmacy. Limited enrollment.

Mona Ghattas, Duran’s president, owns and operates the pharmacy and restaurant. She has been a pharmacist since 1984 and was the 2019 president of the New Mexico Pharmacists Association. She graduated from UNM with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy.