Sunday, December 01, 2013

Small Business Saturday: Buford Road Pharmacy in Bon Air, Virginia

Buford Road Pharmacy is a landmark at the corner of Forest Hill and Buford Roads in the Richmond, Virginia, suburb of Bon Air. The old pharmacy was originally across the street and later moved to the current, larger location where they branched out from the usual drug store items to gifts, floral, cards, and an entire line of Virginia Diner nuts and candies.

Small Business Saturday was encouraged by Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling who during his years as Virginia's chief job creator has supported local businesses. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, supports the national movement to drive consumers to shop at local, independently owned businesses during the heaviest shopping weekend of the year. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.

Their buyers find special and unique gifts and some old-time wares that bring back memories from Christmases past. As a little girl growing up in Bon Air, my sister and I would ride our bikes to Buford Road Pharmacy to buy fire balls. Christmas has arrived at Buford and Forest Hill Avenues....

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
November 30, 2013

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