For more than 100 years, the building·on the corner of Main Street and Heritage Boulevard has sat as a staple in historic Byron.
"I was a teenager then," says Lillian Williams, customer.
She's referring to her photograph on the wall of the Drugstore Deli. When she sees herself as young girl, the picture reminds her that without the store, her life would be a whole lot different.
"Oh I met my husband here, he used to come, he was a friend of one of the drugists."
That's one reason Miss Sara Jo McClean chose to turn the store into her own restaurant. She's bringing Byron's history to the present.
"Drugstore, the Drugstore, oh I came here as a kid, I always came to the Drugstore, and I thought why fight that battle, just name it the Drugstore and be done with it."
A lot has changed since the Drugstore first opened in 1910, but memories keep the history alive in this cornerstone of town.
"The mayor's brother used to be a soda jerk, that just cracked us up. He came in one day for a meeting and lunch and he said I used to be a soda jerk. I said, well the position is still open, and he said no, no, no, not anymore. So every time someone comes through the door there's a little bit of history added to it."
The soda fountain was a town favorite, but it wasn't the only perk for the residents of Byron.
"The Drugstore, which is, probably a lot goes on here too, where people needed prescriptions, and other things. They came in here for the daily gossip," Para Vinson, customer.
Local business owner Christina Forbes says that's not why she comes to the Drugstore Deli on a weekly basis. She says the fresh food that her grandparents grew up with is what Sara Jo serves to her customers.
"Here at the deli they give that twist, and make things a little more interesting so that the younger generation, you know it attunes to their tastes, and their palates."
Sara Jo says, she hopes the Drugstore Deli will continue feeding the Byron community for years to come.