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Signs of Santa Fe Saturday

One of the things I miss most about Santa Fe is the old Woolworth's store right on the Plaza.

the old Woolworths in Santa Fe

But in the Five & Dime that took over the space (this is the original sign from the Woolworth's days; the ampersand makes all the difference, doesn't it?) the spirit lives on.


Let's shop!

5 and dime

For cowboy hats and place mats and sombreros:

gimme kitche

For postcards:


And mugs:



And kitschy western-themed toys:

his 'n' hers


If you've been paying attention, a seductive scent has been drawing you, step by savory step, to the back of the store.


And no, it's not the nacho cheese machine, not the burgers or the hot dogs:

nacho cheese machine

Frito Pie!


Served in its own bag, as God intended.

frito pie station

Cash only.

cash only!

Those were the days...

that was then

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