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behind the counter | 2012 39 The Maney Family T his is a shady business, but David and Judy SPEC-tacular sunglasses, the Maneys stay focused Maney wouldn’t have it any other way. on the company’s original purpose. That’s why this Fowler’s Pharmacy—already noteworthy as drugstore—founded when one Doctor Fowler hung one of the oldest independent drugstores in his shingle some 100 years ago—continues a solid all of South Carolina—is one of the country’s top tradition of old-fashioned service. Judy, like her 1908 Laurens Road purveyors of designer sunglasses. dad before her, believes every prescription should Greenville Fowler’s shade trade began in 1974 when then- be dispensed with a dose of one-on-one advice. 864.288.5905 owner Eugene “Doc” Estes—Judy’s dad—agreed She is skilled at compounding—a lost art amongst Monday-Friday 9am-6pm to stock a new product called Ray-Ban Aviators. big box pharmacies—and her staff provides home Saturday 9am-5pm Sales took off immediately, and today the shop delivery. Why, they even allow regulars to carry a balance. www.fowlerspharmacy.com sells some 20,000 pairs of sunglasses per year with brands such as Costa Del Mar, Smiths, “We’re an old-fashioned pharmacy,” David says, Full-Service Pharmacy and Sunglasses Shop Oakley and Native, just to name a few. “and we just happen to carry a whole bunch of While Fowler’s has become the go-to place for sunglasses.” Photograph by: Carol Stewart