Nevada September 04, 2018
This Vintage Drug Store In Nevada Is A Blast From The Past And You’ll Love It
Do you remember those old soda fountains from decades past? You know the ones. It was often comprised of a small eating counter located inside of a pharmacy and it’s where all the cool kids would hang out after school. You would think that soda fountains would be entirely a thing of the past by now, but you’d be wrong. There’s still at least one of these precious little eateries hanging out in Nevada and you’ll definitely want to visit it. Located inside of this historic drug store, visiting this place is like entering a time capsule! Take a look. Does it resemble the soda fountains you remember from long ago?
Hiding in the town of Ely is a unique type of drug store that you don't see very often anymore. The Economy Drug And Soda Fountain is a staple in this delightful community. In general, soda fountains are a thing of the past but the existence of Economy Drug goes to show that some things will (thankfully) live on forever.
Economy Drug has been the go-to pharmacy in Ely since it opened on July 4, 1946. That means this place has been charming people for over 70 years and it shows no signs of slowing down.
Over the years, Economy Drug has always remained a family venture. The grandfather of the current owner was the man who originally opened the quaint drug store. A lot of the store has remained the same over the years, including the charming little soda fountain and counter inside!
The counter still serves up tasty ice cream and daily specials. Sit down, order yourself a "Lime Rickey" (lime juice, simple syrup, and carbonated water), and soak up the nostalgia. Nowadays, it's not so easy to find vintage treasures like this one.
The soda fountain also serves food, including their famous tuna sandwich. The menu has stayed almost exactly the same over the half-century the store has been open. People who grew up in Ely will visit home and Economy Drug is one of the first places they'll visit. It's the type of hometown treasure that will always live with you.
A few things
have changed over the years. As the time has gone by, the drug store has expanded the types of goods they sell and services they provide. A toy store was added in the basement which boasts a large collection of both vintage and modern games, dolls, action figures, and so much more.
A lot of businesses have come and gone in Ely since 1946. However, Economy Drug has remained a beloved gem in this tight-knit community. For a sweet taste of the past, pay a visit to this wonderful little drug store.
You'll find Economy Drug and Soda Fountain at 349-, 399 7th St, Ely, NV 89301.
This drug store is seriously a blast from the past. What a neat little gem! Take a look at our list of
10 Retro Places In Nevada That Will Take You Back In Time for more old-fashioned destinations.