“Let’s Do Lunch”


In Greensboro on a sunny Saturday, Brown-Gardiner is filled with the sound of sizzling bacon as cooks prepare for the lunch rush. 

The sense of camaraderie stretches beyond the doors of the drugstore into the wider community. That neighborhood atmosphere is key to its charm, says owner Bob Shearin, who’s worked at Brown-Gardiner since 1972. Over the years he’s shared birthdays, weddings, and other milestones with his customers. “One lady met two of her husbands here,” he recalls. “Number two and number three.”

Our State’s Magazine June 2016 Issue (pg 138)