Toomer's Corner
100 N College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
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About Toomer's Drugs

Home of the world famous Toomer's Lemonade and a featured member of Auburn-Opelika’s Best Bites, Toomer's Drugs is a must-do in the Auburn-Opelika area.  An original soda fountain-style diner and drugstore, Toomer's has been an Auburn tradition since 1896! Located in the heart of downtown Auburn where the city and campus come together, you'll find delicious sandwiches, soda fountain specialties, and snacks along with a full line of Auburn souvenirs.


History of Toomer's Drugs

When Toomer’s first started in 1896, it was a little beacon of a business on a mostly deserted street. The drugstore was founded by Sheldon Toomer, known as “Shel” by most. Shel was a halfback on Auburn’s 1st football team. He graduated from Auburn with both a degree in agriculture and pharmacy and later went on to represent Lee County in the Alabama House of Representatives. The business said to have begun with a $500 loan from John Reese, allowed Shel to enter the drugstore business with his stepfather, Lazarus. He had no idea at the time how important his little drugstore would become to Auburn fans worldwide.

In 1999 the Lipscomb family decided it was time to update Toomers without losing its charm and atmosphere.  After considering many options for the property, the Lipscomb family decided to partner with Auburn Pharmacy graduates Don and Betty Haisten of Trussville, Alabama. After three months of renovations, Don and Betty re-opened the store in October of 1999, bringing the tradition of Toomer’s lemonade back to life. Don passed away in 2005, but Betty still carries on the tradition.


Toomer's Trees & the Rolling Tradition

Hanging over the corner are massive old-growth southern live oak trees, and anytime anything good happens concerning Auburn, toilet paper can usually be found hanging from the trees. Also known as "rolling the corner," this tradition is thought to have originated in the 1950s to celebrate away victories; however, in recent years it has become a way to celebrate any and all good here in Auburn.