Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New In Town

October 18, 1967, Appleton Post-Crescent
I recall this store only too well, as it was the first ShopKo in the area.  And despite what the article says, it was located on Hwy 47, not 41 obviously.  (Guess the proofreader was asleep this day).  This store eventually became the current Goodwill store after ShopKo closed in early 1975.  At the time, the local branch of the Retail Store Employees Union accused ShopKo of closing because that store's employees had wanted to organize.  But the National Labor Relations Board later found in ShopKo's favor that the store had decided to close before the organizing action ever arose.  ShopKo remained out of the Menasha market for several years before coming back with another ShopKo built a bit farther south on 47 in 1981. 

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