Pitt Street Pharmacy celebrates 80 years of service with a carnival Sun. June 25

Must be something in those milkshakes

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In 1937, Washington "Wattie" Zeigler opened Pitt Street Pharmacy at a time when the street was Mt. Pleasant's main shopping district. Today, this quaint Mt. P holdover still maintains its old-school charm.

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"Some things change with time, but Pitt Street Pharmacy has proven itself impervious to the changes of time," says owner Kim Richardson. "Our customers and patients still receive the same friendly, trustworthy service. We still deliver prescriptions, and our full-service soda fountain is still the most popular place in town."

Sun. June 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. celebrate Pitt Street's 80 years of service at this carnival-themed fest, complete with games, balloon animals, face painting, snow cones, a dunk tank, Dashi and Roti Rolls food trucks, music from Stephen Darby, and more.

While you're there, sidle up to the soda fountain for a bit of nostalgia and order cheap sandwiches, ice cream, and, of course, milkshakes. If you look closely, you'll see names of children and teens from Mt. Pleasant who over the years have carved their initials in the soda fountain counter. You might even run into Bosie and Fletcher Carter, who began having lunch at the counter together 57 years ago, and are about to celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary. Must be something in those milkshakes...

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