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I Miss the Kresge’s (and Woolworth’s) Lunch Counter

Screen Shot 2013-11-29 at 3.46.28 PMOn the Danforth just west of Woodbine you’ll find an old Kresge’s and a Woolworth store side by each. When I was young my mother would often take me to the lunch counter for a “treat”, usually a milkshake or a ice cream soda. There was one in the basement of the Woolworth’s at Queen and Yonge as well as one closer to our house at Royal York and Bloor.

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1078869_10151754696480399_108204702_oThey’re all gone now but there’s still a lunch counter in Gravenhurst at the Stedman’s Five and Dime.


Screen Shot 2013-11-29 at 3.56.40 PMThis old Kresge’s on Roncesvalles is now a bank.

Woolworth Lunch Counter

537251_435930996476890_1290569207_nMy mother was a big fan of the lunch counter and would often take me there for a milk shake (after the dentist).

gphdiez3-512x340The still active Kresge’s lunch counter on Coxwell in 1988.

Screen Shot 2013-02-07 at 2.26.48 PMNow just a memory.