variety store

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Since the 1960s, dime stores morphed into dollar stores, variety stores became Hobby Lobbys, and hardware stores changed into home improvement chains like Home Depot and Lowe's.
Accessible to every woman and every budget, it was sold both in dime stores in miniature bottles and in department stores in blue Baccarat crystal bottles.
Remember when North Hollywood had two dime stores, there was a Bob's Big Boy at Weddington Street and Lankershim Boulevard, Verna Felton was honorary mayor, street cars ran on Vineland Avenue, and cowboy stars like Tex Ritter were buying their western duds at Nudies' tailor shop?
Other caricatures, found just under the illuminated stained-glass ceiling of the grand staircase leading to the bank space, depict figures holding up wares available from the five and dime stores, while another figure is shown loosing his shirt.
Woolworth, owner of a chain of dime stores, paid for the building in cash.
These five and dime stores are considered predecessors to today's super discount stores.