No need to worry about bitter old drunken pharmacists here - we have a team of dedicated clip-art men to double-check everything!
Drove that low quality - high prices chain right out of business, it did. But what became of Hook's? You may think it fell to a big chain, but it was a big chain. But a small-town big chain, if you know what I mean. The chain's history site is here. The Wikipedia entry is here, and there's a great picture of a store in 1974 here - although the look of the sign and the store itself looks like a typical 50s postwar strip mall