Tarrytown Pharmacy, originally owned by Guy Kelly, opened its doors the day before Pearl Harbor Day on December 6, 1941 at 3310 Windsor Road (where Texenza Coffee currently stands). Soon thereafter Mr. Kelly sold the store to Gatewood Newberry, a local investor and businessman. In 1950 Gatewood sold the store to his younger brother Jack (J.D.) Newberry, who lived on Cherry Lane with his wife, Helen, and two children Brian and Neal. J.D. raised his family in Tarrytown, eventually moving to Mountain Laurel Lane to a development his uncle William Gatewood had established. J.D. and Helen had two more children – Keith and Sharon – and continued running the store until 1973.
That year, JD and Helen’s eldest son Brian and wife Judy purchased the store. Brian had graduated from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy in 1968 and spent 5 years gaining experience in chain stores and hospital pharmacies in Austin and Dallas. When Brian took over operations, he made the decision to remove the Soda Fountain and expanded the inventory. The pharmacy continued its legacy as a central gathering place for Tarrytown residents.
In 1986, Brian and his wife Gail moved into a larger space across the parking lot, next door to the Tarrytown Post Office. The move enabled the Newberrys to expand their gift, card, and cosmetic offerings, while maintaining efficient pharmacy operations.
Tarrytown Pharmacy continues to be owned and operated by the Newberry family – the third generation owner Mark Newberry, and his wife Leslie Newberry, are continuing in Brian and J.D.’s traditions of service, community, and dependability.
Tarrytown Pharmacy has been a backbone of the neighborhood, and the Austin community, for nearly 70 years. We regularly donate merchandise, time, and funds to local schools and charities and we pride ourselves in our community service – service that begins with our customers. We know their names and their families, and they know ours. Many of them have been shopping with us for five generations and we value their trust and loyalty.
Mark Newberry graduated from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy with a PharmD degree in 2003. Mark is a native Austinite and is the third generation owner and president of Tarrytown Pharmacy in Austin, Texas that has been in operation since December 6th, 1941. Mark's grandfather Jack Newberry and father Brian Newberry owned and operated the store before him. In 2008, under Mark's leadership, Mckesson Drug Company recognized Tarrytown Pharmacy with the "South Region Pharmacy of the Year" award for its commitment to patients and community service. It was the first and continues to be the only pharmacy in the state of Texas to receive that honor. Mark served on the admissions committee for the UT College of Pharmacy from 2005-2010. In 2010 Mark was asked to sit on the Dean's Advisory Council for the UT College of Pharmacy and in 2013 Mark was appointed by the Dean to serve a two year term as the Chair of the Advisory Council. In 2013, Mark received the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy. Mark is also active on several community organization including the Stephen F. Austin Society and the SFA Athletic Excellence Fund.
When Mark is not working he enjoys competing in triathlons and spending time in the mountains. He and his wife Leslie are the proud parents to twin daughters, Morgan and Taylor, and three dogs: Snoop, Lily, and Hank!
Leslie Newberry is the buyer for the store. She orders and merchandises all of the gift and seasonal sections, and is very involved in store management.
Leslie is a 1998 graduate of Franklin High School in El Paso and graduated from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 with a degree in Marketing. She is a Zeta Tau Alpha alumna and member of the Bremond Society.
During her time off, she is an avid runner, who trains with Gilbert's Gazelleas and recently completed her fourth marathon. She and Mark have two rescued Labradors from Heart of Texas Lab Rescue that can frequently be seen at the store.
Gail Overbeck Newberry was raised in Hobbs, New Mexico, and is a 1974 graduate of New Mexico State University, earning a degree in Management. Gail lived in Dallas for several years working in the General Portland Cement Company’s corporate offices, and then as an office manager for several orthodontists in Highland Park.
In 1985, Gail married Brian Newberry and, as the store’s Buyer, enlarged and developed the store’s gift and accessories departments. After Brian passed away in 2006, Gail remained on staff at the store part time, and is still active in purchasing and merchandising.
When not working at the Pharmacy, Gail plays golf at Lost Creek Country Club, Tennis at Westwood Country Club, Bridge with her friends, and enjoys gardening and walking with her two black labs – Holly and Maggie.
Elizabeth McMahon is store manager of Tarrytown Pharmacy. She joined Tarrytown Pharmacy in 1994 as a clerk and worked her way up the ranks to store manager in 2000. Originally from South Texas, she is a 1986 Harlingen High School graduate. She migrated to Austin and joined one of her 5 sisters and fell in love with all that Austin had to offer. She is a member of St. Williams Catholic Church in Round Rock.
When she is not working she enjoys cycling and spending time with her golden retriever, Amber-Leigh.
Linh Nguyen was born and raised in the Midwest and moved to Texas during her senior year in high school when her parents relocated to open up a small family –owned business, which they have now managed for over 18 years. Linh has considered Austin her hometown and knew she wanted to establish her roots here ever since she entered college.
Linh completed her undergraduate studies and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. Linh has served on the University of Texas College of Pharmacy's admissions committee since 2010. She is also preparing to become a UT preceptor which will allow her to mentor 4th year pharmacy students.
Linh and her husband David are proud parents of 2 young daughters Avery and Sydney. She has a new interest in crafts and enjoys hand making hair bows for the girls in her free time.
Zach Corbell is a 2004 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. He has enjoyed working in several areas of pharmacy practice including independent and chain retail pharmacy, specialty compounding pharmacy, academia, and is currently the Pharmacist-In-Charge for our long-term care pharmacy, Tarrytown Expocare.
He previously served as the Department Chair for the Pharmacy Technician Program at Austin Community College, as well as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. He continues to serve as an interviewer for admissions to the College of Pharmacy.
When he is not working, Zach enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicole, and two sons, Luke and Ben.
Tarrytown Pharmacy has deep roots in the Austin community, donating volunteer hours, in kind donated goods, and monetary donations to numerous public and private causes. Since its founding in 1941, Tarrytown Pharmacy has donated close to $1 million to the Austin community. Beneficiaries include the following organizations: