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Do You Remember Woolworth’s in Quincy?

It was on July 18, 1879 that F.W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 cent store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He sold no items for more than a dime. Unfortunately, he went broke a short time later. He didn’t give up, though.  He opened another store in a better location and went on to become one of America’s richest men.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Lights Aren’t So Bright on Broadway Lately

As the song says "They say lights are brighter on Broadway."  Well, several lights have gone from bright, to dimmer, to off, as six businesses on Broadway have closed their doors between 30th and 38th streets. In the last two years, that eight-block area of Quincy has lost Deb Shops, J.C. Penney, Radio Shack, Long John Silver's, TGI Fridays, and now Steak 'n Shake.

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T-Shirts
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T-Shirts are More than Just a Shirt

When I was a kid, you wore a t-shirt if you were at baseball practice or working in the yard, but hardly ever would you see someone in a t-shirt if they were out shopping in a store or eating at a restaurant. Today, its a whole new ballgame. 

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

RadioShack in The Quincy Mall to Close

Yet another blow for the Quincy Mall came earlier this week when it was announced by Radio Shack that over 1700 stores nationwide would be closing their doors by the end of March. One of those stores is the Radio Shack in the Quincy Mall. 

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Could Target be Coming to Quincy?

With the announcement of the pending closure of the J.C. Penney store, there has been plenty of speculation about who might take over that space in the Quincy Mall. All kinds of names have been talked about, including Target.

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Kurt Parsons

Is J.C. Penney Closing Just the Beginning of More to Come?

The announcement of the closing of the J.C. Penney Store in the Quincy Mall last week was not a good way to start off 2015. This closure is much more than just losing the Penney's store. The ramifications of this closure are far reaching. Not only does it leave a void in the Mall, but it may be a prelude to other stores closing as well.

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Jaime Squire, Getty Images

Here is What It Costs To Go To The Worlds Series

For 29 years fans of the Kansas City Royals have waited for a post season game and now the Royals have made their way to game one of the World Series tonight in Kansas City. So now the dilemma begins for the Royal fans. Do I mortgage the house to buy a World Series ticket of should I stay home and watch it on TV. 

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Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images

Don’t Expect to Hear Mike Shannon & John Rooney for World Series Games

If the St. Louis Cardinals are fortunate enough to make it to the World Series, don’t expect to hear Mike Shannon and John Rooney do the play-by-play on radio. With the exception of the Cardinals flagship station, KMOX, stations on the St. Louis Cardinal Baseball Network will be forced to carry the ESPN Radio broadcast of the World Series games with Dan Shulman and John Kruk.

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The Madonna House, Quincy, Illinois
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Madonna House Food Pantry Has a New Location in Quincy

The Madonna House Food Pantry has announced a  new location in Quincy at 601 State Street complements of Knapheide Manufacturing. Food pantry patrons can now park on State Street, South Sixth Street or in the parking lot north of the building.

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Long John Silver’s Closes in Quincy

For the second time in four months a restaurant chain has closed up shop.This time it is Long John Silver's at 30th and Broadway, a business that has been in Quincy since the 1970's. This closing comes on the heels of TGI Friday's closing its doors in late May of this year. 

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