Monday, May 27, 2013
Drug Emporium Lafayette LA
Drug Emporium was a large chain of drugstores similar to Phar-mor that flourished in the late 1980's and early 1990's with over 300 stores. The company had many franchises as well as company owned locations. Many stores were sold off in the early 2000's and the last corporate chains closed in 2003. Less than 20 locations remain under independant ownership under the Drug Emporium name. The Houston, San Antonio, and Austin markets lost their stores in 1999 according to this link.. Drug Emporium in Lafayette is located in a prime location near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus and centrally located in the city. The store is slightly larger than a Walgreens or CVS stand alone store, and has a large vitamin and health section called Vitamin Plus that takes up about half of the store space. Going to this store is a nice change from the corporate chains and worth a visit if you are in the area. Here are a couple views from inside of the store. The store was busy so I was not comfortable taking too many photos.