At Sutton’s Drug Store on Wednesday, 90 years of inflation never happened.
Franklin Street’s beloved Sutton’s celebrated its 90th anniversary Wednesday by charging its 1923 prices. Fries, hot dogs and drinks were all just five cents.
A line of customers — which eventually totaled more than 1,300 throughout the day — snaked out the front door and down the street for the chance to get lunch for less than a quarter.
300 East Main Street: Space is filling up in the 300 East Main development:
October 2008 — The Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved the project.
March 2012 — Demolition began on former buildings at the site.
July 2013 — The first phase of the development is scheduled to open.
Though the event was scheduled to last from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., customers were still queuing after 5 p.m. Everyone in line at that time was served.
Owner and pharmacist John Woodard said the restaurant was prepared for the massive turnout.