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Pharmacy Celebrates 135 Years

One of Naperville oldest businesses is celebrating a very significant canada goose outlet new york city anniversary this fall. Oswald Pharmacy, 88 W. Gartner Rd. in Naperville will ring in its 135th year in business on October canada goose store 2, and the entire community is invited.

According to Bill canada goose factory outlet Anderson, who owns the store with his three siblings, Oswald is the oldest family run pharmacies in the state and it is the second oldest business in Naperville, second only to Beidelman Furniture Store. The Anderson family is the fifth generation to own the store, which canada goose outlet online was started by their great great grandfather, W. W. Wickel in 1875.

are proud to say that this store has been in the family for 135 Canada Goose Coats On Sale years and we are looking forward to celebrating with the Naperville residents cheap Canada Goose who have helped us stay in business and become a page in our community history, said Anderson.

Located at 88 Gartner Rd. in Naperville Plaza, Oswald canada goose outlet in usa will host a day of canada goose clearance sale family fun in honor of the event, including prize drawings, specials, a coloring contest, a caricature artist, goody bags, free hot dogs and soda in addition to a special 135th anniversary cake.

want to invite everyone to come out and help us celebrate this happy official canada goose outlet day with my family, said Anderson. love this town, just canada goose outlet jackets as the generations before us loved it, and we want to commemorate that with a day of celebration, Oswald canada goose outlet style. The oldest photo dates to around 1880. old photos of the store back when our grandfathers owned it are so neat. People come in all the time and watch the show, making comments on the Naperville they remember, cheap canada goose said Anderson.

This spring, Oswald was also featured in a Naperville Community Television documentary Recollections: goose outlet canada Family Business. The program features three of Naperville long time businesses Oswald Kreger Market buy canada goose jacket and Beidelman Kunsch.

The store was originally named after Anderson great great grandfather, W. W. Wickel. His son in law, Louis Oswald, Anderson great grandfather, succeeded him and ran the store from 1915 to 1954, changing the name to cheap canada goose uk Oswald Oswald added a soda fountain and the Rexall franchise to the busy store.

In canada goose outlet uk sale 1954 Oswald son in law and Anderson grandfather, Harold Kester, took over the store. He enlarged the store three times; eventually eliminating the soda fountain in favor of adding franchise fragrances and cosmetics lines more suited to the bustling town that Naperville had become in the 1960s. He also opened Paperback Paradise Bookshop above the store in 1964. When Kester retired in 1977, he sold the store canada goose outlet canada to his son in law Bob Anderson, Bill father.

Bob Anderson focused on continuing to provide pharmaceutical care to customers including being the first pharmacy to computerize its operation in Naperville. He also enlarged the bookstore twice, renaming it Anderson Bookshop in 1981. When Bob Anderson retired in 1991, his four children Tres, Bill, Becky and Peter took over the stores.

In July of 2004, Oswald moved from its downtown location to Naperville Plaza at the corner of Gartner Rd. and Washington St. The store, enlarged again by about a third, now has Canada Goose Parka an extensive book, card and gift section as well as an extensive home health equipment department, carrying everything from walkers to lift chairs. The store, open seven days a week, still delivers prescriptions and medical equipment all over Naperville. Another unique feature in the pharmacy is a full service United States Post Office, handling everything from stamps to express mail. In canada goose outlet parka 2005 Oswald won the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce canada goose outlet nyc Small Business of the Year award in the retail category. In 2006 uk canada goose Oswald joined the Health Mart Pharmacy franchise, a group of over 2500 independent pharmacies encompassing all 50 states. Power and Associates with the Highest Customer Satisfaction rating among Chain Drugstore Pharmacies.

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