Nau's Enfield Drug closing historic Clarksville location after decades
Nau's Enfield Drug, a longtime fixture in Austin's Clarksville neighborhood, is closing.
The pharmacy and former soda fountain will close in March after the Labay family was not able to renew their lease for the building, manager Laura Labay told KVUE.
Nau's Enfield Drug has been at 12th and West Lynn streets since 1951. The Labay family has owned the drug store since 1971 when it was purchased by Laura Labay's father. She took over around six years ago.
Labay told KVUE it wasn't her decision to close up shop – the building's owners told her they weren't renewing the lease and that they are selling the building. She said they didn't provide much reason as to why.
Labay said being forced to shut down feels like losing a family member. Her parents, especially her father, are having a tough time with the news.
"I tried to hang on through closures, equipment breakages, and no staff," Labay said, adding, "Most people would have walked away from this a long time ago, but it is the customers and the relationships ... This is all I know."
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