On Saturday, November 8, Arlington County unveiled its newest historical marker honoring Leonard “Doc” Muse and the Green Valley Pharmacy, which he has operated since 1952.
Green Valley Pharmacy is Arlington’s first African-American owned and operated pharmacy. When Green Valley Pharmacy first opened, no other pharmacies in Arlington welcomed the African-American community. At Green Valley Pharmacy, customers could not only get their prescriptions filled, they could dine at the pharmacy’s counter, where breakfast, lunch, dinner and an array of ice cream desserts were served. For further details check out the Arlington County Press Release.
In January 2013, the Arlington County Board designated the Green Valley Pharmacy a local historic district and was featured in Preservation Arlington’s 2004 “Saved” List.