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Woolworth's closure hits twenty-five years


Last updated 7/23/2022 at 11:25am

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A Woolworth's ad in the March 15, 1963, edition of the Clovis News-Journal offered a peek into the store's variety of goods and services.

Twenty five years ago this month marked the end of the five-and-dime era: F.W. Woolworth's called it quits after more than a century.

The once mighty retail pioneer announced on July 17, 1997, that its 400 remaining stores, a fraction of what it o...

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