La Conner Drug closes Jan. 23


January 17, 2024

SERVING THE COMMUNITY IN A TIME OF NEED – The line stretched around the block in March of 2021 as people waited for their first COVID-19 vaccine shot at the La Conner Drug Store

La Conner Drug Store, established in 1877, was recognized as the oldest continuous-running drug store in Washington State by the Washington Board of Pharmacy in 2014 – sometimes under different ownership, but serving its communities without interruption.

Fred Martin, a long-time La Conner resident and community activist, owned it for decades before he sold it to Aaron Syring, Pharm.D, in 2006.

Now it is 2024 and Syring, founder of Island Drug, confirmed last week that both La Conner Drug and Island Drug in Oak Harbor will close as of Jan. 23 and Jan. 25 respectively. His Clinton drugstor...

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