LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An iconic southern Indiana business is closing its doors after 71 years.
The owner of Butt Drugs in Corydon confirmed to WHAS11 the pharmacy plans to close on April 29.
In a letter to customers, Katie Beckort said she and staff are "deeply saddened" about the decision.
"We truly were honored to be a part of your healthcare needs and care for many generations of families in the community," she wrote.
Colin Receveur is Beckort's first cousin. He remembered how their grandparents would bring them to the pharmacy.
"It's sad you know it has been a piece of the family for longer than I have been alive," he said.
Beckort wrote changes in insurance reimbursement over the years are partly to blame.
A bittersweet moment for so many customers, it's heartbreaking for some to even think about what the owner went through trying to maintain the business.
"The fact that I know the effort these families put into these businesses and how much it takes to keep them up and running," customer Stephanie Zimmerman said.
Butt Drugs is known for its old-fashioned soda fountain and of course the name that's led to some unique merchandise.
The thrill of the ice cream and iconic shakes were the perfect enticers for children.
"I love their buttshakes they are really good," customer Lucas Cazad said.
Beckort said prescriptions will be transferred to CVS unless a customer has a different pharmacy request their files.
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