Walker Drug Store Charlotte NC

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Walker Drug Store Charlotte NC

Walker Drugs Charlotte NCPurchased in 1970 by A. Artemes and Dan Lemelin, Rph, the small but, 'Andy Griffith' style pharmacy continued it's 50+ year heritage as the neighborhood pharmacy in Charlotte NC.  When working as a nurse, I referred SO many patients and their families to Walker Drug Store because of the reputation that they had of giving personal service, second to none.  Even after retiring over 10 years ago from nursing, I can still remember their phone number (704.364.3444) because I gave it out so much--and perhaps from calling them to order for anyone who needed immediate assistance from the pharmacy!  

The pharmacy, started in 1918 by Theodore A. Walker, Rph, served the growing community of Charlotte as they do today.  In 1999, Artemes retired and Dan's son, Jeff (also a Registered Pharmacist) took the helm with his father.  Together they continued the tradition of giving unsurpassed customer service to the community, including delivery of medicine to those who are unable to get out to pick up their medicine themselves.  Last November, my husband had three surgeries and I was scrambling to get him home and settled in when the doorbell rang and it was Dan himself--delivering Ray's meds that the hospital had ordered upon discharge.  He was 'passing by' on his way home and knew that since the store had closed for the evening, we would be needing Ray's medicine before the morning when they opened.  Now, that is service!

Walker Drugs Charlotte NCWalker Drug Store has expanded to open a new store in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, which is in keeping with the old pharmacy in Cotswold Charlotte NC.  I still love going by the old Cotswold Walker Drug Store to pick up meds for my hubby and grabbing an old fashioned bag of candy to eat on the way home!  The store offers their pharmacy, of course, as well as personal assistance with any questions or needs you may have regarding their over-the-counter products.  They supply some home health care needs as well as offer a shipping area where you can drop off your packages or have them wrapped to ship.  There is always plenty of staff there to take care of your needs and they know everyone by name when you walk through the door!

I'm certain that T.A. Walker, the store's founder, would never have imagined that his dream had grown and blossomed right along with the community--Walker Drug Store in Charlotte NC has grown with the community and each and every time you go through their doors, you feel like you're visiting a close friend!

Debe in Charlotte


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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Debe..Great Story about a Local Drug Store and the Family's who Give Outstanding Service to your Community.

Cheers, thanks for sharing this Popular local Neighborhood Drug Store's Success Here.

Aug 05, 2009 04:42 PM #1
Pat Whitehouse
RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va - Lynchburg, VA

Hi Debe-Great post. The local places like this are really special. Have a great night. :-)

Aug 05, 2009 04:43 PM #2
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Debe - I remember when all the drug stores were like this.  I'm thrilled that there is still at least one that resides in NC.  Thanks for shining the light on Walker's! 

Aug 05, 2009 10:52 PM #3
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


Just love the family oreintated business....what a great tribute to a great business!

Aug 06, 2009 01:36 AM #4
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

Wow Debe!  Your localism posts put mine to shame!  Ok, now I really have to do better for the next one!  This was a great tribute to a local pharmacy, especially considering how stores that are not big-box chains typically don't get the props they deserve!


Aug 06, 2009 08:38 AM #5
Brian Griffis
Realty Choice - Springfield, MO

I remember the old pharmacies as well with the soda fountain.  Too bad Walgreens got so commercial they can't remember their roots. 

Aug 06, 2009 05:00 PM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi All!  Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on Walker Drug Store Charlotte NC!  Sorry I had to post and dash but, when the business is calling, I'm THERE!  I'm trying to partake in Bob's local challange but, have not had the time to invest that I'd like to on these--however, this one was EASY to write!  I've loved this place since the first time I walked through their doors. 

Thanks again for commenting and have a wonderful Sunday...

Debe in Charlotte

Aug 08, 2009 03:19 PM #7
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Hi Big Sis !

Walker Drug Store has obviously got the right business recipe, and has been treating customers right for many years !

Great write up !

Cheers !


Aug 08, 2009 03:43 PM #8
Nancy Jorden

When I move into a town the first thing I look for is a drug store. Lately, I have been getting sick a lot. I want to make sure that I can get the medicine that I need when I need it. http://ivf.towndrugstore.com/

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