Iconic soda shop in Mississippi to close

Published 12:36 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020

(AP) — An iconic soda shop and pharmacy in Gulfport, Mississippi is set to close after more than six decades in business.

The Sun Herald reports that Triplett-Day will shut down on March 31. The owners of the striped green downtown business said in a Facebook post that they want to enjoy time with their children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Triplett-Day opened in 1955 and served breakfast and lunch. It was renowned for its beignets.

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The Sun Herald says the pharmacy’s records will be transferred to TD Pharmacy in Orange Grove.