Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Baker Drug Store Lawrenceville 1950

Another article from Kevin B's collection on Ice Cream in Lawrence County    
 Baker Drug Store:   Jan 1950
Dixie Conover and Harry Baker
behind counter of Baker Drugstore
Harry Baker of the Baker drugstore is installing a new Bastian Blessing fountain. It is the latest model fountain, constructed of stainless steel.
The fountain and bar will be moved back from the front and will be equipped with 12 comfortable stools.
The Baker drugstore in Lawrenceville is this week celebrating the first week of its second year in business with a Walgreen one-cent sale. Hundreds of drug items can be purchased at two for the price of one plus one cent, during the sale held this week.
Harry Baker purchased the Walgreen drugstore from the Maxey Drug company, and opened for business on October 1, 1949. Since that time he has doubled the stock of merchandise.
A new fountain has been installed and the store so arranged that all fountain customers are served from the counter, thus giving much more floor space for other purposes.
Special attention is being given to the filling of doctors' prescriptions, a pharmacist being on duty at all times the store is open.
(I have heard from one reader that he met his future wife at Ribley's when she was working there...Feel free to share your memories or any old pictures that you might have with us.The Museum on the Square will be open Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm)