History of Hirons Drug

Hirons has been in existence since the early 1930's.  Jack Hirons, a local pharmacist, started a business called Pennywise Drug and located it on Broadway, between Oak and Pearl, downtown.  He moved it to 986 Willamette Street, across from what is now the Downtown Athletic Club in the 1940's.  Relatives (Sred and Evie Malkasian), friends, and other Eugeneans all worked in the store on Willamette St until in the 1960's, Jack moved it to the current location at 185 E 18th.  In 1966, Jack and Esther boarded a West Coast Airlines flight out of Eugene that crashed on the way to Portland.  In the midst of this tragedy, John Hirons stepped in to lead Hirons as Larry was in medical school, training to become a family physician.  Phyllis entered the picture when she married John and gradually took over the buying of much of the everyday and holiday giftware.  Steve (son of John and Phyllis) joined the business in 1992 and Hirons has continued to succeed as a Eugene institution!  We're glad to be a part of this community and value your efforts to support a locally owned business! 


See our family of employees!
President
John Hirons -- John got his start working in his dad's (Jack Hirons) store in the 40's and 50's.  He took over the business in 1966 and has worked diligently to create stores with originality and uniqueness.  Who wants to be the same as a Walgreens?!  Now in his 70's, John puts his stamp on store displays, buying of product, and advertising.  Look for him working on the sales floor and say hi!
Buyer
Phyllis Hirons -- Phyllis married into the family back in the 60's (to John) and gradually was drawn into the business doing more and more of the gift buying.  She has a wealth of experience and stays up with the latest trends by attending gift shows and meeting with sales reps.  You'll find her writing orders and working on the sales floor, creating the fun and festive holiday displays we have every year!
Vice President
Steve Hirons -- 

Steve is the son of John and Phyllis and has been working at Hirons since he was 5 years old, pricing mugs in the backroom! After college, Steve re-joined the family business and handles much of the day to day operations.  Don't hesitate to contact Steve and give him any feedback!

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Hirons 18th
Eugene, OR 97401
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185 EAST 18TH HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 8:00PM
RX 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Saturday
9:00AM - 8PM
RX 9:00 - 6:00PM
Sunday
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Rx 10:00AM - 4:00PM

POST OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sunday CLOSED
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1950 FRANKLIN HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 8:00PM
RX 9:00AM - 6:30PM
Saturday
9:00AM - 8PM
RX CLOSED
Sunday
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Rx CLOSED

POST OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Sunday CLOSED