Petranek's Pharmacy, originally named Lovell's Pharmacy, was founded by Frank Lovell in 1872. Lovell's Pharmacy was one of the first businesses in downtown Libertyville, Illinois, and has remained in the same location since it's establishment.

After Frank Lovell's passing in 1889, ownership of the pharmacy passed over to Jim Swan. Swan owned and operated Lovell's until his death in 1946, which was when Lou Petranek came to own Lovell's. Lou Petranek decided two years later to rename the pharmacy to Petranek's Pharmacy, and the pharmacy has since kept it's name.

In 1954, Petranek's Pharmacy fell victim to a terrible fire, which left it's doors closed all the way until 1956. After Lou Petranek re-built the pharmacy, he continued to own and operate it until he finally sold it to a private company named Faber Enterprises in 1961. Faber appointed pharmacist Don Murphy to oversee the store.

Then, in 1970, Petranek's Pharmacy resumed private ownership when Faber sold the store to Larry Savitt. Savitt owned Petranek's until 1981 when he sold the store to John Csiha, a pharmacist at Petranek's at the time. John continued to own the store until 2004 when he decided it was time to pass the torch on to Beau Diab, John's newest appointment to the Petranek's Pharmacist staff.

While current owner Beau Diab has updated the interior of Petranek's, including adding a large Community Health and Information Center in the front of the store, some of the original woodwork from the 1956 structure still remains as a reminder to the store's wonderful past. In addition to Petranek's, Beau owns a second independent pharmacy in Mount Prospect, IL, named Keefer's.


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    426 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 362-2005
    (847) 362-1304 (fax)
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     Mon9am to 7pm
     Tue9am to 7pm
     Wed9am to 7pm
     Thu9am to 7pm
     Fri9am to 7pm
     Sat9am to 4pm