A couple of quick memories about Peoples Drug

This July post got us started talking about memories of Peoples Drug.

Included was this photo, originally seen on June Lloyd’s Universal York blog. It shows the store in September 1955, with its windows taped as protection against a coming storm.

Kathleen Campbell Beaverson says, “This picture sure does bring back great memories!!! Going in there sitting at the soda fountain and getting drinks!!!”

And my friend Melanie P., a former Yorker now living in Virginia, said, “People’s Drug!! I worked for People’s for 12 years, starting in 1976 (down here in Virginia, alas, not in York). Minimum wage in ’76 was $2.30 an hour. Hershey bars were, I think, 15 cents. You could buy a six pack of the big bottles of Coke on sale for 99 cents. And during Back To School season, metal lunchboxes with Thermoses were around $2 or $3. Why didn’t I buy one of each back then? They’d be worth a small fortune now! LOL! And the soda fountain… best cheeseburgers and milkshakes in town. Good, good memories!”

Any other Peoples Drug memories to share? I’d love to hear them!

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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3 Responses to A couple of quick memories about Peoples Drug

  1. Bruce Barger says:

    To Melanie P. or any other former Peoples Drug employee. I’m looking for the recipe for the beefy, sloppy-joe looking sandwich they used to sell at their soda fountains? Anyone?

    • john wright says:

      Hello Bruce. Did you ever find the recipe for the Peoples Drug Store Beef Burger! I seach every few years and just came across your post.

  2. ed worthington says:

    Bruce et al: I too have been trying to get a hold of someone who might have the recipe for that “beefburger”. As I recall, it was called a beef burger, but was really a “sloppy joe” type sandwich. It had the most wonderful flavor and I have never been able to duplicate it or find anything close. Love to find out the recipe.

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