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Pages of History: Five & dime store to open in hotel annex

From the pages of the Crescent City American, March 1927.

With the arrival of Kenneth McKinsey last week, from Great Falls, Mont., Crescent City is to have another up-to-the minute business establishment in the form of a 5-, 10- and 15-cent cent store.

Mr. McKinsey has taken a five-year lease on a room in the Bay Hotel Annex that was vacated by the Bay Laundry and is spending $1,500 in remodeling. When ready for occupancy, it will be a strictly modern building and will be adorned with an up-to-date, all-glass front.

The stock, according to Mr. McKinsey, will represent a cash outlay of around $7,000 and though stores of this kind are commonly known as 5 and dime stores, articles as high in value as 49 cents will be sold. The store will be open soon. 

Era of good feeling

In an address before the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce last week, Edgar Keller of Crescent City said that the feeling of cooperation and good will existing between Grants Pass and Crescent City was unparalleled.

Mr. Keller also informed his listeners that real estate was moving fast near the “curved moon” city and that business conditions were very promising. A big tourist trade is looked forward to for the coming summer season. 

He’s a new father

Frank Starry, manager of the gents furnishing department at Hobbs, Wall and Co. is wearing a big smile these days for on last Friday, March 18, he became the father of a fine baby boy, which was named Robert Francis. 

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