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Friday, January 9, 2015

JJ Newberry’s Department Store –

JJ Newberry opened its department store on March 19, 1964 in the Town & Country Shopping Center. The store inventory featured 54 departments including  appliances, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, housewares and a cafeteria. I knew the Cafeteria well as it was here that I took my second job in Minot in 1965 at the amazing wage of $1.00 per hour. I was one of the cooks on the grill. The Newberry Cafeteria also featured a daily steam table ….This cafeteria ended up being the place where most of the people working in the Town & Country Shopping Center would meet for coffee, lunch and dinner.

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