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I have a fondness for old downtown department stores, especially those in small towns. Ellison's, according to this page, began in the three-story structure; the owners bought the building next door and expanded it. Luncheonette, transparent pneumatic tubes, the bong! sound summoning a manager or floorwalker, the smell of perfume, the Bra Department - you can imagine it all, if you're of a certain age.

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