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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

Weak competition may be key to economy's problems

“Whether it’s Coles or Woolworths, Lion or Carlton ... (Of course, concentration isn’t a foolproof way of measuring the degree of competition. For instance, the two big newspaper companies – one of wh... 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

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Famous Brands That Have Disappeared

Started in 1879, Woolworths is credited as being the first ... falling to 1,412 in 1992. Netscape Navigator was the first widely-used internet browser way back in 1994. Netscape was a publicly traded ... read more


8 iconic brands that have disappeared

Woolworth’s dominated the discount market for much of its ... Founded in Ann Arbor in 1971, by brothers Tom and Louis Borders, the bookstore grew to 21 locations. Then in 1992, the Borders brothers so... read more

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

The Quick 10: 10 of the World's Oldest Companies

When I wrote the post about Woolworth's last week, I thought it was an old company ... when they borrowed a lot of money to invest in real estate. By 2004, revenues were way down, and by 2006, they we... 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

An Unmoving Movement

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Woolworth sit-in in Jackson ... through my interactions with her that I became aware of the photograph. Then, in 1992, I happened to be in Atlanta for a con... read more

The true story of Nintendo's most coveted game

In 1992, he was on a crew cleaning out an abandoned warehouse near ... The graphics weren't anything special. The easiest way to play was to give up running and crouch in front of the pad and slap you... 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

Billy Masters

By the way, they're both pretty substantial ... The charges stem from an encounter the actor had with a man in West Hollywood back in October 1992. The investigation began in December, and the case ha... read more



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