Boone Drugs is a chain of 12 retail pharmacies serving the Boone, N.C.- area. The original store, founded in 1919 and incorporated in 1939, continues to thrive in downtown Boone. It offers a full-service pharmacy with prescriptions compounded, an old time soda fountain and a grille that is open for breakfast and lunch. It also sells household items and rustic gift items. The company employs more than 100 people and its various locations that include Boone Drug stores at Deerfield, King Street, Downtown and at New Market Centre. Boone Drugs also does business as Crossnore Drugs, Foscoe Pharmacy, Village Pharmacy in Blowing Rock, Blankenship Pharmacy, Mountain City Pharmacy, Medical Arts Pharmacy, Hampton Pharmacy and Avery Pharmacy.