Independent Pharmacies


General Discussion Forgotten Chicago Forum
Explore Forgotten Chicago
Feel free to discuss anything related to the website here. 
Pages: Previous1234Next
Current Page: 3 of 4
Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: s68563b (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 27, 2013 01:34AM

Does anybody remember the drug store on 65th. and Morgan, My grandfather owned it ,from mid 20ies to 1940. It was a two story building,he raised his family up stairs. I recall stories from my father and uncles. The name of it was Basiles Drugs,The building is long gone,but you still can purchase drugs on that corner

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: rjmachon (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: October 04, 2013 06:09PM

@ng123, I worked there as well back in the day with Joe, Lou, and Ann. I believe the building is still standing.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: querencia (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 07, 2013 12:37AM

Up until the late 1950's Finnegan's Drug Store was on the SE corner of 55th & S Woodlawn. I believe (please correct me if I am wrong here) that Doc Finnegan's marble soda fountain is now the one in the Museum of Science and Industry. His store was razed as part of the Urban Renewal program that took out the commerce along 55th Street, which used to have so many stores, an A&P next to St Thomas' church, an Askow's Bakery, dry cleaners, record stores, bars, jewelry stores, so many places. I wonder if young people in Hyde Park now even know that 55th and 63rd Sreets both used to bustle with commerce and that 63rd Street had a spur of the EL running over it. All gone with the wind, now. Tonight on TV news I saw the corner of 63rd and Woodlawn and it's all brand-new townhouses. Used to be one store after another, hundreds of stores and restaurants.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: jimysohns (---.col.wideopenwest.com)
Date: December 05, 2014 01:54AM

you have a good memory. Marcoe Pharmacy was on the southwest corner across from Dwyer Pharmacy. Marcoe was a Rexall Drugs while Dwyer was a Les On Drug store. I worked at both in the 1970,s as did my mother. Jim Dwyer owned one while a jewish lady owned the other. Cherrios resturant was next door.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: Cragin Spring (---.dhcp.ftbg.wi.charter.com)
Date: December 09, 2014 12:10AM

Interesting subject.

- RV Kunka on Archer in Bridgeport. Fa├žade still says the name but closed.
- Hegewisch Pharmacy 133rd & S. Brandon, closed
- Deitch Pharmacy on Chicago Ave. still running strong
- Schaefer Pharmacy 600 South Cicero, now Belmonte Liquors
- Roseland Pharmacy 11254 S. Michigan Ave. Closed
- Kilbourne Pharmacy 4501 West Harrison, Closed
- Oliver Pharmacy 3001 West Harrison, Closed
- Schmidt Lofgren Pharmacy, 30 E. 111th St. Closed and relocated in Glen Ellyn
- Louie's on Fullerton & Laramie. Closed now a gift shop.
- There was a pharmacy on Belmont just W. of Harlem but can't remember the name.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: NipTu (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 06, 2015 12:31AM

There was a Rexall drug store on the corner-NW of 71st and Western. I can still recall the tast of the fountain coke. I think it is a currency exchange now. You could go north on Western and shop at Sloan's department store. It had a great skylight in it with wonderful wooden floors.
Also Mulay's Pharmacy on 79th near Kedzie. Joe,the owner always had a cigar hanging out of his mouth. His wife Mary wore the widest make-up. They had a son who was also a pharmacist who was quite dishy-at least to an 11 year ol girl!

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: mikbasile (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 16, 2016 02:27AM

btt

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: January 16, 2016 01:28PM

btt

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: SWEDE (---.lightspeed.iplsin.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 16, 2016 09:39PM

Luwicki Drug Store on Pulaski & 56th across the street from Dipsey Doddle Hamburgers and Ice Cream. They were both great in the 60's.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: hardwareman (---.hsd1.in.comcast.net)
Date: January 17, 2016 02:31AM

Madaj Drugs, northwest corner of Addison and Lavergne. closed in the 60's. Bruce & Ken Drugs had 2 locations at Harlem & George St. and Addison & Neva. Marzullo Drugs on Grand Ave and Johnson Drugs at Grand and Thatcher in River Grove. Schmidt Drugs at North Ave. & Austin Ave.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: hardwareman (---.hsd1.in.comcast.net)
Date: January 17, 2016 02:39AM

Ablin Drugs at Grand and Harlem in Elmwood Park. It's now a Caputo's Food store.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: Dunning1 (---.dhs.gov)
Date: January 19, 2016 02:38PM

Actually, Bruce and Ken's had three stores. They had an additional one on Oak Park Avenue between Lake and North Boulevard in the Oak Park shopping area. After closing the stores, Bruce wound up taking a job as a pharmacist at the Dominick's at Belmont and Cumberland until he retired a few years later.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: SWEDE (---.lightspeed.iplsin.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 19, 2016 04:49PM

Rich,
What was the name of the drug store on 51st &Damen across the street from Gus's hamburgers?

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: January 19, 2016 05:21PM

[b]pinta's or lesko's it's one of those
[/b]

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: SWEDE (---.lightspeed.iplsin.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 20, 2016 12:26AM

Thanks Rich. Lesko's sounds right. They had a large bright sign.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: SWEDE (---.lightspeed.iplsin.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 20, 2016 11:26PM

BTT

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: Dunning1 (---.dhs.gov)
Date: January 21, 2016 04:38PM

BTT

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: the_mogra (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: January 21, 2016 05:25PM

OKONSKI DRUG
2129 N. Leavitt (corner w/ Shakespeare)
through the 1960's at least
store now a dry-cleaners

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: SWEDE (---.lightspeed.iplsin.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 22, 2016 01:23AM

There was a drug store on 51st & Western Northwest corner that had a soda shop in front and the drug store in the back.

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Re: Independent Pharmacies
Posted by: Dunning1 (---.dhs.gov)
Date: January 22, 2016 01:40PM

BTT

Options: ReplyQuote

AD:

Pages: Previous1234Next
Current Page: 3 of 4


Home | Columns | Articles | Features | Links | Forum | Mission Statement | Staff | Media & Press | Maps | FAQ | Contact