I heard a couple of people talk about our Clancy's Drug display, set up in the corner of our permanent exhibit on the history of Edina.
Newcomer: So Clancy's was a drug store?
Long-timer: Yes, but they had this fabulous breakfast counter.
Newcomer: It also was a diner?
Long-timer: More than that. It was...so much more.
Clancy's Drug, located at 50th Street and Halifax in downtown Edina, also had the largest toy selection in the Twin Cities during the 1950s and 1960s. Children of the era fondly remember beginning the day with breakfast at Clancy's, followed by a window-shopping visit in the downstairs "Toyland" to compile a Wish List for Santa.
Clancy's moved from the 50th and France area to Wooddale Avenue near Valley View Road several years ago, and it recently closed. I've been collecting stories and photos to document the business. The photos in the document above are from the City of Edina's building records. A former employee promises to provide more. Help out by loaning or donating your photos and telling us your Clancy story!
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