The History of Cherryville s Oldest Independent Pharmacy... Houser Drug is currently celebrating its 75th year in business, at the same location, in historic downtown Cherryville. Houser Drug was originally started by Dr. William H. Houser and Emmett Houser of Cherryville in 1935. Since that time, Houser Drug as changed ownership multiple times and is currently under the owner ship of Beam, Beam, and Moss. What Houser Drug Can Offer You! Houser Drug may be the oldest independent pharmacy in town; however, they have always been the first to make needed technological changes and were the original source of the one stop shop. Years ago, individuals of the community could stop in at Houser s and get ice cream from the old time fountain, fill their pharmacy prescriptions, and visit with local neighbors. Things have not changed too much since then. We at Houser Drug have kept value in what makes us unique. Today, our customers can still come and enjoy ice cream and an orange ade from our fountain; however, they receive so much more from our full service pharmacy!