There is one remaining Woolworth lunch counter left

Bakersfield, California. That's where you'll find the last Woolworth's Luncheonette in America — and it's still serving food!

Eater Los Angeles:

Step into the Five & Dime Antique Mall in Bakersfield, California, and that rarity becomes reality. There, in the back corner at the ground-floor level of the four-story building, is a fully functioning former Woolworth luncheonette counter, complete with 22 counter seats, Formica tables ringing the room, and an open kitchen for griddling burgers and making milkshakes. But this well-protected bit of ephemera isn’t cordoned off with Do Not Touch signs — it’s still a real, thriving luncheonette counter called the Woolworth Diner, serving police officers, antiquers, and locals daily.

Head over to Eater Los Angeles to see lots of photos of this fifties time capsule.

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1977 Woolworth TV commercial for Halloween masks, candy, and a record of spooky sounds

If you're of a certain age, the nostalgia will be thick for this Woolworth/Woolco television ad from 1977 for "your Halloween needs."

Complete costumes from $1.83 to $3.99?

"Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman... Superheroes: Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and a new favorite for girls, Holly Hobbie..."

Yes, please.

"Wrapped candies of every kind"? I need, I need!

"Sounds to Make You Shiver"? Oh yes. [P.S. There are loads of these records on eBay. They cost a bit more than the original $1.89 though.]

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