Monday, January 31, 2011

Stephens Drugs

One from our Whitewashed Windows and Vacant Stores blog:

Another classic old Louisville business goes bye-bye.

St. Matthews' beloved old-guy drugstore, Stephens Drugs on Shelbyville Road (previously Holdaway Drugs) has shut its doors forever and put up a sign sending all its former clientele to Wish's Drugs in Whipps Mill.

It's always puzzled me whether the establishment is meant to be called "Stephens" or "Stephen's" - the building itself lacks the apostrophe on their main sign and in many of their printed advertisements, yet they also have a smaller sign (visible in the top photo) that includes the apostrophe. Online listings almost universally disinclude the apostrophe.


DH said...

That is sad...and as much as I hated the Arby's that sat across Hubbard Lane from it I find that I miss IT as well...just about everything I remember from St. Matthews as a kid is gone or has completely transformed itself.

Anonymous said...

Before the Arby's was Arby's, the location was Pryor's Rotisserie Chicken. It had an awesome neon sign of a rooster.