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New business Q&A - Old Pharmacy Cafe & Soda Fountain

November 04, 2002

Owners: George Whitehair Jr. and William Shifflet.

Address: 29 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Formerly Ron's Deli.

Opening date: Sept. 6.

Products and services: Full-service menu lunch and dinner, sports bar, blues and jazz club.

Market area: Tri-State.

How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it? Chef for 15 years - William Shifflet, graduate of Baltimore International Culinary/European Educational Center, Ireland.

Previous business experience: Old Pharmacy Cafe for nine years in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Number of employees: 26.

Hours: 11 a.m-1:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

Telephone: 301-739-1090.

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