Watson's Drug Store was opened for business in 1881 by Charles W. Watson. Charles sold the business to Frank E. Watson in 1902, which was then sold to his son Charles I. Watson in 1941. In 1968, Charles I. Watson sold to his son Frank C. Watson. After over a century of ownership by the Watson family, Frank C. Watson, an Illinois State Senator for more than 20 years, sold the drug store to the current owners Bart and Carmen Caldieraro.
Today, the Caldieraro’s are thrilled to keep Watson’s Drug Store’s legacy alive and well in Bond County, continuing the tradition of providing service, service, service to the patrons that visit the drug store. With a full staff of caring employees that embrace the drug store’s motto, “Where Your Family Is Our Family,” the Caldieraro’s believe that the business will always exist due to the healthy dose of great service and care they provide to their customers and patients.
Bart and Carmen Caldieraro reside in Greenville with their three children Dominic, Mara, and Leno. The Caldieraro’s are heavily involved in their community. Carmen volunteers at the local schools in several different capacities, teaches religion classes at her local church and also operates her own at home business. Bart helps coach his children in their athletic endeavors, is a member of the Knights of Columbus, serves on the executive committee of Greenville Regional Hospital’s Board of Directors, and is the Chairman of the Lem Rhodes Cancer Foundation. Bart also teaches classes and mentors students at nearby colleges of pharmacy, participates in many types of public speaking events, and is a Hunter Safety Instructor. In addition, Bart is a member of the National Independent Advisory Board (NIAB) for the McKesson drug company. Bart and Carmen financially support their local schools to aid in the education of all children.
The Caldieraro’s wish to thank everyone for supporting Watson's Drug Store over the past 130 years and look forward to earning the same support for many years to come. When you’re out and about in Greenville come see where the best employees in Bond County work. You got it – it’s Watson's Drug Store!