From what I can tell on Google Street views, the largest Kresge on the face of the planet is gone. In a way Kresge sealed its own fate – apparently the company opened a store in the Country Club mall in the thirties, and as we all, the popularity of malls and suburbia helped kill downtown retail.

Shop all three floors! Don’t ask about the ten floors above them! It’s, ah, full of inventory. Yes, that’s it. Inventory.

A photo of the lunch counter – a downtown staple no doubt sorely missed in downtown KC, just as it here in Mpls – can be found here.