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first time as woolworth’s, the second time as woolworths

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This is the second time I’ve had a Woolworth(‘)s close in my town. The first was in the middle of the early-nineties recession, that hit New York and environs harder than anywhere else in the US. (Can remember the teacher giving us a talk about parents being laid off and what this means and doesn’t mean… Someone must have been absent that day…) Woolworth’s closed for good in 1993, turning into a Foot Locker, when I was fifteen years old. (Weird! Just found this!)

Last night, the remaining employees at the one at the center of my little urban village were standing outside smoking and talking churlishly to the passerbys who seemed drawn to speak to them as if they were strange, minor celebrities for a night. “Yeah the store’s closing. Yeah you might have seen something about it on the telly?” I was nervous about taking the shots with my phone’s camera. I didn’t want them to see me taking them, or if they did, to be where I could get out of earshot as quickly as possible. But still, I too wanted a souvenir, something for the blog.

Oh and you should go read this for sure….

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December 13, 2008 at 12:25 pm

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  1. It is so sad that woolies is closing down I rembember when I was a child going in to Woolwoths a choosing some sweets but over the yars the have got a bit cheap and cheerful. While Tesco and Sainsburys were selling albums at £7 £8 pounds woolies were selling them at £10 and £12 pounds.

    Alexander

    December 24, 2008 at 10:45 am


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