“There is a large-chain grocery store, the Big Y, some empty factory buildings, several old dark-brick school buildings, a five-and-dime, and a motley assortment of other drab storefronts.”
“I always bought more down at the five-and-dime, to restock the tin, but he never knew.”
““Where he bought it in a five-and-dime Chinatown whorehouse,” said Benny, laughing.”
“On Washington Avenue, where clubs now pulse till dawn, stores used to sell whitefish and five-and-dime notions to gray-haired ladies like Mrs. Wallach.”
“In Shoes, Eva Meyer Mary MacLaren is a young woman working in a five-and-dime store.”
“The ones currently on this blog are so goddamned five-and-dime.”
“Mr. Walton built Wal-Mart from a five-and-dime store in the backwoods of Arkansas into a giant that eventually became the planet's largest retailer.”
“The storefronts — eateries, jewelers, mini-supermarkets, five-and-dime shops — were merely in need of new windows and paint jobs; they were in fact doing a brisk business.”
“If Priscilla's last name sounds familiar, it will more than likely be from jaunts made long ago to the neighborhood Woolworth's five-and-dime store.”
“After this experience, the whispered conversations I overheard between my parents and my friends about sit-ins at the F.W. Woolworth five-and-dime, police dogs being let loose on children and a rousing preacher "way down south" named Martin Luther King, Jr., made sense to me.”
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