SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A staple in the community for 47 years, Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical is looking forward to expanding and updating in 2020. 

“Twin City Pharmacy is growing,” said co-owner Sandy Cassio. “We are very excited about our plans and anticipate a much better space for us and our customer.”

The business plans to add square footage by taking over the old Park Avenue Cleaners space, allowing for maximum exposure of product lines and less cluttered work areas along with a state-of-the-art compounding room. According to Cassio, the new space will improve visual appearances and add much-needed breathing room to its work and sales floor areas.

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“We have been expanding our pharmacy lines to include specialty supplies and equipment over the past 15 years without expanding our footprint,” she said. “Currently, many of our products are hidden in storage areas.”

As a leading hospice and home care provider in the state, Twin City employees almost 60 employees and runs a daily fleet of 14 vans covering half of the New Jersey area to service clients.  

Most recently, the family-run and operated Park Avenue business also upgraded to a new computer system. “Our old system was put in place over 20 years ago, so we were all very comfortable and experienced using it [and] as with all changes in life, we will unfortunately experience growing pains along with bumps in the road along the way,” said Cassio, adding that as with all new things, there will be learning curve. 

“We apologize in advance for any delays or insurance billing issues that may arise,” she said. “We hope our customers will be patient with us as we transition through this and ask that they please share with us any concerns they might experience along the way so that we can correct and resolve them.”

About Twin City 

Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, located at 1708 Park Avenue, was established in 1972 by South Plainfield resident Tom Cassio and his late brother Ralph. For the past 12 years, it has been owned and operated by Tom’s son, Tom Cassio, Ralph’s daughter Sandy Cassio and her brother-in-law Bill Ashnault, who also happens to be pharmacist-in-charge. 

In addition to being a full-service retail pharmacy for prescriptions, vaccinations, and other everyday items such as vitamins and health care items, Twin City stocks home medical equipment. Some of these products include hospital beds, oxygen, wheelchairs, nebulizers, suction machines, patient lifts, walkers, scooters, lift chair and knee walkers. They also carry wound care, ostomy, urological and incontinence care supplies.

Located at 1708 Park Avenue, Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical is open seven-days-a-week, offers free local delivery to all customers, boasts competitive pricing, and also installs portable ramps. Worker’s compensation, Medicare (on select items) and many insurance plans, including Qualcare, Aetna, Cigna, Amerigroup, Horizon NJ Health, Aetna Better Health, Wellcare and Medicaid are accepted. 

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more or to reach the pharmacy, call (908) 755-7696 or visit

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