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Our Town Williamsburg - Peterson Drug on the Square

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WILLIAMSBURG - In this day in age, most stores are just one of many in a chain, spread across the country. But in Williamsburg, one shop has remained locally owned for well over a century.

Our Town Williamsburg is proud to have a town square that is filled with businesses. Some have been on the square longer than others, but Peterson Drug is among the oldest.

Since 1876 the drug store has been in continuous operation. Now, the owners have changed over the years but it has been in the Peterson family for nearly a century.

Stepping into Peterson Drug in Williamsburg is truly like stepping back in time.

The store it's self dates back to 1876, when it was owned by the Fletchers. The Peterson family took over the store in the1920's, and it's true, the family is tied to this place. Four out of 5 of the current generation were born just upstairs. That's because the upstairs used to be Williamsburg's hospital.

And while some things haven't changed over the years, the pharmacy business keeps the Peterson clan on their toes.

And no matter what's changed with the times as far as the pharmacy is concerned, one thing is consistent every time you step inside Peterson Drug. They'll care about you.

Pride is keeping customers coming back. They've had a lot of regulars through the years. And the visits bring back memories.

So what does the future hold for Peterson Drug?

"We don't have anyone to follow I'm afraid...we were hoping one of the grandchildren would, but none of them seem to be too much interested."

But for now, when you walk in the door at Peterson, you'll be greeted with a smile, and the history that makes this place what it is today.

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