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WOOLWORTH'S: The company that pioneered the five-and-dime store more than a century ago admitted that nostalgia wasn't enough to keep the failing retail format going.
The company has been experimenting with a modern version of the old five-and-dime in Wilmington, Del.
Woolworth was the last of the five-and-dime stores,'' said Kurt Barnard, a retail consultant and president of Barnard's Retail Marketing Report.
After being discharged, he attended Compton Junior College, working part time in a South Los Angeles five-and-dime store where he met Madeline, who was also working there.
Pay phones began charging 10 cents for local calls in 1954, when five-and-dimes were still accurately named and a brand-new Chevrolet cost $1,700.