Lexington, Kentucky: Huge Mortar and Pestle

The Bondurant Pharmacy operated for 37 years in a building shaped like a giant mortar and pestle. The building is now a liquor store.
1465 Village Drive, Lexington, KY
On the west side of Village Drive just north of its intersection with US Hwy 60/Versailles Rd.
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Huge Mortar and Pestle

Not only is the Huge Mortar and Pestle a seedy, run-down liquor store now, it is also a crime magnet [recently robbed]. Why buy a structure like this if you don't want to do something special with it? Depressing.

[Raquelita, 01/02/2013]
Imperial Liquor. Huge Mortar and Pestle

This is now a drive-thru liquor store.

[Ande, 06/15/2012]

Perhaps if one needs an Rx for self-medication. Imperial Liquor is a name with possibilities, though... the pestle sphere could be painted as an Earth globe, and the mortar walls as the Roman Colosseum.

Huge Mortar and Pestle

This is now just a sad relic of what it was. It is a liquor store and not maintained well at all. Seems the demographics of the area have shifted and this great little icon shop didn't stand a chance. The giant Dixie cup up the road is still worth the trip, but this was just depressing now.

[Zreet, 01/16/2012]
Mortar and Pestle. Huge Mortar and Pestle

Closed down. The mortar and pestle structure is still there, but they blacked out the writing.

[Joe Randazzo, 10/05/2011]
Mortar and pestle pharmacy. Bondurant's Pharmacy - Huge Mortar and Pestle

Bondurant's Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky is housed in a building shaped like a giant mortar and pestle. We learned of this place through the roadsideamerica.com tips and thought we should stop on our trip out to Wall Drug for good Karma. I don't have additional information on the building because the pharmacy was closed when I arrived on a Sunday afternoon.

[Greg Brown, 10/01/2001]

Eric D. Brewer, Mgr. of the Bondurant Pharmacy, informs us of the following facts about the unique pharmacy created by Joseph A. Bondurant, RPh: 1) the building design is patented; 2) it was the first "Drive Thru" service in Lexington - of any kind; 3) the pharmacy has survived 26 years (and counting) as an Independently Owned Pharmacy; 4) employs a Drug Trievor to save space and time.

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