Soon after Joel Jolley graduated from pharmacy school, optimistic but broke, he partnered with Mr. Charlie King. A $6 open sign made them business partners and began the exciting journey to become the Jolley’s that you know and love today.
King-Jolley Rexall Drug started in 1954, on the corner of 900 East and 900 South in Salt Lake City. It didn’t take long for this small venture to become a staple business in the heart of Sugarhouse. Fourteen years later, in 1968, Joel bought out Mr. King and the business became known as Jolley’s Rexall Drug. For eight years Jolley’s Rexall Drug served the community and in 1976 the name Jolley’s Corner was established.
In the mid 80's Jolley's Pharmacy began a new service - customized compounding of medications. Jolley's was the first pharmacy to bring the service of compounding to Utah. Each of the pharmacies now compound at all locations and continue to work closely with doctors and patients to improve the quality of medical services.
All of Joel’s children worked at Jolley’s as they grew up and developed their own passion for pharmacy and serving the community. His three oldest sons, Mardy, Dean, and Bryce continued with the pharmacy business and helped expand to multiple locations. In 1991 the Jolley brothers bought the building on the corner of 1300 South and 1700 East. The first of their business ventures at this location was a Top Hat Video store complete with a one of a kind theater room. It quickly became the Friday night gathering place for the neighborhood.
Shortly after, in 1996, the original 9th & 9th location closed and moved to the Jolley’s on the corner of 1300 South. In addition to moving the pharmacy, expanded gift items and floral were added to the video space.
From putting a few flowers in a coke cooler as a small floral start-up, Jolley’s has transformed into a sought after premier floral company in the valley. The clothing, candy, and gifts bring customers in daily to enjoy the fun atmosphere Jolley’s has created.
In 2003 the current owners, Bryce and Terry Jolley, began running Jolley’s and have worked hard to truly become a part of the community and create a wholesome place for the neighborhood to gather. They’ve continued to add to the experience Jolley’s offers by bringing in new and exciting aspects like The Shack, Jolley’s Old St. Nick, and More Jolley’s Monday.
Jolley’s Gift, Floral and Pharmacy is proud to be serving the community in which it was originally established and looks forward to onward progression, growth, and commitment to its customers.
So, come on in and grab a coke or pick up a neighbor gift. Stop by for a snow cone, sit and chat awhile. We’re here for you and hope you’ll join us!