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  • Title: Deck’s Drug Store & Docs Just Off 66
  • By: Casey Claypool
  • Location: Chatham, IL
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Decks’s Drug Store opened in March of 1884. It was ran by three generations of the Deck’s family until 2001. Between 2001 in 2021 they were several different owners. In December 2021, Steve and Casey Claypool purchased the old fashioned soda fountain, remodeled and renovated it, and put all of the antique pharmacy items on display and re-opened the business under Docs Just Off 66. Today, Docs Just Off 66 pays homage to the Deck family that ran this historic business for over 117 years. This past year, the business celebrated 140 years; it is currently the longest operating business in the city of Girard. Now, it’s open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner, and classic old fashioned treats from the original soda fountain that was installed in 1929.