For many years, the mortar and pestle was the symbol and tool of pharmacists everywhere. The heavy bowl and its mixer compounded remedies for ailments both real and imagined. It’s a safe bet, though, that no pharmacist ever saw anything like the one at Bondurant’s.
If you’re traveling along Highway 60 in Lexington, Kentucky, you’ll want to keep an eye out for Bondurant’s Pharmacy. The giant round building with the ball on the top has been helping the residents of Lexington feel better since 1974. Nowadays, Eric Brewer owns and manages Bondurant’s which got its name from Joe Bondurant, a man who loved big ideas. After a trip to Las Vegas, Mr. Bondurant – already a pharmacist – decided to make his dream come true, a pharmacy shaped like a mortar and pestle. Eric and his family also have an earlier role in Bondurant’s history. “My dad built the model of this place using an old Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket.” You can still get fried chicken nearby, but there aren’t many places where filling a prescription can make you smile.
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