K&B Drug Stores

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Arcadia Publishing, 2011 - History - 127 pages
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Sydney J. Besthoff III, past president and owner of K&B Drug Stores and grandson of Sydney J. Besthoff (founder with Gustave Katz of Katz & Besthoff Drug Store), is a meticulous keeper of records. The photographs found in this book are from his personal collection, covering the 92-year life span of Katz & Besthoff and K&B Drug Stores. This is a rare opportunity to see these photographs, which chronicle a piece of New Orleans history, during which time the store became a part of the community. K&B Drug Store grew from a local pharmacy with more than 50 locations in the New Orleans area to 186 stores in six states while remaining based in New Orleans. Fondly remembered as the "purple dragon," K&B is greatly missed by all those who passed through its purple doors and were rung up on its purple cash registers. Come sit inside a Katz & Besthoff location one last time and have a Nectar soda--and don't forget to pick up half a gallon of K&B ice cream on your way home.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Z Pharmacy
35
Photographic Processing
53
KB Brands
67
KB Locations
83
KB Closes 1997
113
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

John S. Epstein grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans and, like so many others, loved Katz & Besthoff Drug Stores. He wants future generations to be able to experience, through these photographs, what K&B meant to all of its loyal customers.

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