We lost a legacy name when F.W. Woolworth closed in the 90s but it reopened for a day Wednesday so we could relive the moment. It’s neighbors with the Golden Rule/Donaldsons and the Emporium, long gone and now office space in downtown St. Paul.
A St. Paul firm will convert the Woolworth building into office space. It’s not known if the escalator will be retained. Rubber-neckers got a last view of the two-story building this week.
I bought VHS movies, Charlie Chan and Flash Gordon, at Woolworth’s on my lunch break from a grim job across the street with Disability Determination Services as an examiner. I took the training but never worked at the job. The movies were not top quality.