Going to Woolworth's on the weekend - or for holiday shopping - was an experience that can't be matched.

Woolworth's was simple...and great not just for mom and dad but for kids.

We kids enjoyed going for the toys, the lunch counter for burgers & Cokes, the comic books and magazines, the vast varieties of candies & snacks and for the exploration. So, while mom and pop were there to save some bucks, the kids could stay occupied with the simple wonders that only kids could appreciate.

Which one did you visit?
The Jackson Woolworth's was located at 165 West Michigan Avenue.
The Lansing Woolworth's was located in the 200 block of South Washington Avenue.

Maybe you visited both...either way, you musta had a ball.

Downtown was where everyone wanted to go...that is, until the wrong people took over and pushed the simple pleasures aside to make way for (what they called) "progress."

Read this article from woolworthsmuseum.co.uk on the history of Woolworth's by CLICKING HERE. ...and re-live your childhood once again.