Smith’s Drug has been around as long as there have been horses in the Dakota’s. Old prescriptions still remain in our basement from the early 1900’s and tell a long story of how this business has come to be. Since October of 2008 it has been owned and operated by, me (Eric Sonsalla) It was a slow process in the beginning, as any starting venture is...when the bank owns more of the business than you do! Slowly, but surely, we have created a nice gift shop where the ﬁner items, found in only the ﬁnest retailers, can be found on a day to day basis, with new inventory constantly being brought in. It wasn’t until the end of 2014 when I purchased the adjoining building next to me in order to expand our offerings. We had always wanted to expand, but the only options were to build new... and lose our downtown Main street appeal, or build up...which I found to be astronomically un affordable! The opportunity arose to purchase, and we were able to more than double our retail space to include a selection of clothing and apparel that can only be found by heading to the big cities (aka: Bismarck, Rapid City ha ha) We carry lines from some very exclusive brands...from Under Armour to Afﬂiction, Hurley to Quiksilver, Miss Me to Sinful, or Pendleton to American Fighter, there is surely something for everyone. We now offer over 5,000 square feet of retail space with future plans of further expansion and/or new construction! With new lines arriving daily...we always have said we needed double the space we have...and now that it’s doubled...we just ﬁnd we need more space still! Our bread and butter has always been offering the ﬁner things in life without having to deal with rude sales people, annoying phone answering systems, or just being treated like a human being and not a number. When you’re here, you’re a part of our family and we want you to have the ﬁnest experience there is. Whether you need to call us at home because you forgot all about your daughters birthday, and need a present ASAP, or you just want to call to say hello, our doors are always open to you.
Since it’s inception under the current owner in 2008, over $150,000 has been donated to local and distant charities in the way of supporting our schools, our sick, our elderly, our community recreation such as the community center, the golf course, the “lake” as Shadehill Reservoir is commonly called. Local athletics, policeman, ﬁremen, the senior citizens center, town beautiﬁcation... you name it...we’ve helped the cause. We are proud to be able to help those in this community and all the surrounding communities, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Lemmon has been what we have called home since we arrived. The people are warm, gracious, and despite the bitter winters and awful weather 360 days of the year... it’s tough to ﬁnd someone that won’t give us a wave when going down the road...and even more bizarre to meet someone on the road and not get at least a head nod and a smile. It’s home to us... and for what the community has given to this little store in it’s humble beginnings... we are more than appreciative of the life we have been able to make here. To be able to build something that we have in such a small community shows the support our community has, and we couldn’t be happier to be where we are, and look forward to serving you in the future. If there is ever something you want... something you need...and our doors are closed??? Remember... they may be closed by deﬁnition, but our doors are always open, and please don’t hesitate to ever give me a call if you are in need of anything. Just to prove that point, my home and personal cell are listed below, just in case you don’t already have my number. Thank you for being a great community...and whether you live far away, or just next door... we thank you for your business and look forward to serving you in any way we can!