variety store

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variety store

n.
1. A retail store that carries a large variety of usually inexpensive merchandise.
2. A convenience store.

vari′ety store`


n.
a retail store with a wide variety of low-priced articles, as a five-and-ten.
[1760–70, Amer.]
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Other caricatures, found just under the illuminated stained-glass ceiling of the grand staircase leading to the bank space, depict figures holding up wares available from the five and dime stores, while another figure is shown loosing his shirt.
These five and dime stores are considered predecessors to today's super discount stores.