By Ken Stern 

The last day of the La Conner Drug Store


January 31, 2024

Image of La Conner Drug Store with missing Drug Store sign.

Ken Stern

GHOST OF ITS FORMER SELF-La Conner Drug Store is no more.

The La Conner Drug Store opened for the last time Monday, Jan. 22, but there were few customers shopping and not much on the shelves to purchase – though that was a years long reality. Late morning, customers were trickling in to pick up prescriptions or transfer their accounts to Rite Aid, the new owner. There was the air of a failed garage sale that was devoid of bargain hunters because there were no bargains to hunt for.

Resident Lysa Sherman wandered through with an armful of products, seemingly the only one taking advantage of the 50% off pricing.

Town anchor Maureen Harlan was picki...

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