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Pete’s Stationary Store

During my formative years, downtown Briarcliff Manor was about a block and a half long.  Despite its diminutive size, it had just about everything anyone could want.  There was a pharmacy, a dentist, a record store, a diner, a liquor store, Joe Weldon’s deli, a gift shop, and Pete’s.

images-2The official title of Pete’s was “Pete’s Stationary Store.”  But, it didn’t really sell stationary; it was more of a newsstand with a soda counter in the back.  The cash register was hidden behind stacks of cigarettes featuring every model and make and there was a candy rack conveniently placed within the reach of any four-year old child.

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