Restaurant Inside Lane-Rexall Drug Store

July 30th, 2013, 12:32H · Topics: Business, Girls · Print

“I think this store was the Lane-Rexall Drug Store on Main & Forsyth Streets.  This was a good place to eat and they did a thriving business in the 50’s and 60’s. “  LS

I believe Loyd was correct.  This image was probably shot in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s when Loyd Sandgren was still taking photos for Brown’s Camera Store after getting out of the Navy and before going out on his own.  The advertising in the record shop in the background right of this image is for performing artist Eddy Arnold and corresponds with the window display in another photo from Loyd’s collection. There is also the reflection of a lighted sign in one of the columns that matches the signage of the Darling Store that was located across Main Street from the Lane-Rexall in the Lynch Building.

There has to be a story in the face of the woman working the waffle irons!


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  1. 1 Bob Stockton July 30th, 2013 16:11H

    There was an old saying or two that went with scenes like this:

    “Thinner than drugstore ham,” or

    “This drugstore ham is so thin I can read the paper through it.”

    • 2 Don Webb January 17th, 2015 21:57H

      .Bob: Never heard those sayings before, but will have to remember them for an appropriate occasion

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