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City officials to unveil marker at site of Schenectady pharmacy

An historical photo shows the interior of Kerste's Pharmacy.
An historical photo shows the interior of Kerste's Pharmacy.
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More than 120 years after it opened and 37 years after it closed, Kerste’s Drug Store is being honored with a historical marker, ceremony and proclamation. For nearly 100 years, 402 Union St. was known around town as Kerste’s pharmacy, the place where you stopped to fix your burns, dizziness, sleeplessness, stomachaches and headaches. These days, Schenectadians know it better as the former Kabul Night, the distinctive-looking restaurant with a Dutch gambrel roof that used ...


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gina99
September 7, 2013
7:26 a.m.

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Only in imploding Schenectady would a closed pharmacy turned closed Afghan restaurant be honored. Since there is no new retail Downtown the past must be repackaged. This is what now passes for renaissance?

rsmall803
September 7, 2013
6:37 p.m.

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too bad it has to be a marker.

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