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variety store

A shop that sells a myriad of different items, especially those that are relatively inexpensive. I used to love weird little variety stores like this when I was a kid—there was always something interesting I could find.
See also: store, variety

variety store

A retail shop that carries a large selection of usually inexpensive merchandise, as in What this town needs is a good variety store. [Second half of 1700s]
See also: store, variety
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Bishoff entered Tweedo's Variety Store, 3 Dunn Road, about 12:30 p.m.
Between 1967 and 1986, the number of persons working in the variety store industry decreased by 18.0 percent, .
Kresge Co., a Detroit-based company with about 800 variety stores, opened its first Kmart store in March of 1962 in Garden City, Mich.
Person was shot in the back of the head and in the body several times in a parking lot near the variety store after locking up Wednesday night, and died of his wounds two days later.
He said police believe the two men were involved in a prior incident outside the variety store at 128 Fairmount St.
Moore, based on nothing more than a report she had robbed a variety store. The amount we later learned was $177.
Kmart had begun to de-emphasize the variety store format back in the early 1960s, when it realized the greater growth potential offered by its discount stores.
NORTHBORO - Police think the same two men who robbed the Honey Farms on July 8 also robbed Helen's Variety Store at 292 Main St., Tuesday night.
-- Dollar Tree Stores Inc.'s outlets are the modern heirs to the variety store concept pioneered by F.W.
The space would be ideal for a discounter, variety store, home furnishing/accessories outlet, and/or apparel retailer"
7, a masked man entered Ray's Variety store on River Street about 7 p.m.
Gilbert Wednesday and charged them with robbing JV's Package & Variety Store on Monday and South Street Variety store on Wednesday.
In response to her feelings, Walton passed on the department store and opted instead to buy a variety store in Newport, Ark, which had a population of 7,000.
yesterday at South Street Variety store, 288 South St.
Walton got into the variety store business in the fall of 1945.