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Marker to note a Schenectady legend

Kerste's Drug was a landmark

An historical photo shows the interior of Kerste's Pharmacy.
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An historical photo shows the interior of Kerste's Pharmacy.
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Anyone who drives along lower Union Street knows the building. Its first floor is all windows, storefront and blue trim. The second floor is a deep maroon. The third floor’s sharp Dutch gambrel roof is too distinct to drive by without noticing. These days, it bears the Kabul Night name in all-capital letters on its storefront. Modern Schenectadians associate the building with delicious Afghan cuisine, even though the restaurant has been closed for some time ...

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robbump
July 15, 2013
3:35 p.m.

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I remember that location for awhile as having storm windows on display ... but mostly the three years (or was it two?) as the Night Sky Cafe ... a little place with some great food, beer and wine, but no hard liquor and no drafts.
Interesting article.

LNMP
July 15, 2013
6:32 p.m.

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Great story.

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