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The Way it Was: Woolworth's in 1992

An Oct. 15, 1992, view of the Woolworth’s in La Crosse, taken shortly after the start of the store’s liquidation sale. This Woolworth’s, which was located at 422-424 Main St., closed 25 years ago in D... read more

New Woolworth building owners thinking big

Diane Chamineak, lunch counter manager, F.W. Woolworth & Co. Broad Street store, June 20, 1991 The former F.W. Woolworth & Co. store at Eighth and Broad streets has gone through a few owners since the ... read more

Woolworth to Lay Off 9,200, Close Stores

Woolworth stores were a fixture on Main Street nationwide--the sort of place where one could buy a pet turtle and a hair net and then enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich and some cole slaw at the lunch co... read more

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Mccrory's Must Exit Downtown

McCrory's, a five-and-ten-cent store located at South Orange Avenue and Pine Street for 45 years, will leave downtown Orlando by Jan. 31 to make way for the proposed development ... Guernsey, owner of ... read more


Celebrity Drive: Comedian/Actor Jim Jefferies

“I love the way it looks ... and I started learning to drive in 1992.” It was his high school car and Jefferies paid for it with money he made working weekends at the grocery store Woolworths. “I was ... read more

Is this the end of the 5c coin? Woolworths to end all prices in zero – and supermarket giant claims it won't add to grocery prices

Rounded pricing is not a formal program as such, but we know pricing this way makes ... since February 1992, when one and two cent pieces were taken out of circulation. The withdrawal of the five cent ... read more

Chambersburg's 'subway' to be filled in, officials say

CHAMBERSBURG (AP) -- The steps leading to Chambersburg's "subway" will disappear this year ... underground stairways as entrances to a subway in the first block of Lincoln Way East. The railings will ... read more

Qantas splits operations, but break up speculation premature

Qantas international without the domestic would be taking Qantas back to pre-1992 or 1995 ... I think it’s a bit of an overreaction. If Woolworths said “we’re going to change the way we report the sal... read more

Memories of five-and-dime: Stores worth so much more

There'd be the classic wood-floored Woolworth's on Belair Road in Overlea, where my mother would take me 40 years ago to pop a balloon to determine the price we'd pay for a soda fountain treat. There ... read more

Countdown closure decision tough

"This is in no way a reflection on the efforts of the team at Countdown New Plymouth and the hard work they have been putting in every day into serving our customers." Leach St Countdown opened in Dec... read more

Kaleidoscope: Cuyahoga Falls follows other cities with downtown changes

A few decades ago, area residents could drive all the way down Front Street. It was the main thoroughfare in Cuyahoga Falls, where many thriving stores such as F.W. Woolworth and O ... and at its peak ... read more

Why originality is optional for start-up success

In 1992, when Nirvana was topping the music charts ... It's obsessed with the execution of those ideas. I have been amazed by the way in which entrepreneurs carelessly disregard their intellectual pro... read more



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