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People flood Mitchell's Main Street for what may have been a Crazy Days event in this 1980s file photograph. (Daily Republic file photo)

During '80s, downtown transitioned from cafes, retailers to niche stores, coffee shops

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The 1980s brought the demise of the traditional downtown atmosphere for Mitchell’s Main Street.

Early in the decade, it bustled with businesses like Woolworth’s, JCPenney, cafes, clothing stores and drug stores with what people called “lunch counters.”


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