Opened in 1998 by owner and registered pharmacist Darla York, the store offers a wide variety of gifts and the only old-fashioned soda fountain in town complete with a full menu of lunch items and a daily special.
"We have mexican food on Tuesdays that is out of this world, and we offer hand-dipped Yarnell's ice cream," said York. "You don't have to get your prescriptions here to come here to eat."
The menu also features an assortment of salads and sandwiches and the house specialty, the Philly Dilly chicken sandwich. Plus sweet-tooths will love the ice cream sodas, banana splits, fudge brownies, floats, shakes and malts, phosphates and old fashioned lemonade. Lunch service starts around 10:30 a.m. each day and goes until they run out.
Another service offered by the Salem Drug Company is a bridal registry. Brides can come in and select their items, and York will design a display table featuring their items for friends and family to choose from. When an item is selected, York will gift wrap it and place it beneath the table. It's a great way to see what's still available for the bride and groom.
"We have a pretty large gift line as you can see, and there isn't much of that in town. All in all, we have gifts for pretty much all ages," said York.
York's family ties run deep in this community. The York's and the Prewitt's have been a part of Fulton County life since the 1800s.
"I love being in Salem. My kids have gone to school here and we just enjoy life here," said York.
So next time the lunch hour rolls around and you want to try something different, stop by the Salem Drug Company and try the daily special.