variety store

noun
a retail store, as a five-and-ten, carrying a large variety of goods, especially low-priced articles.

Origin:
1760–70, Americanism

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variety store

A retail shop that carries a large selection of usually inexpensive merchandise, as in What this town needs is a good variety store. [Second half of 1700s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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There are buildings around the square: a movie house, a variety store, a gas station.
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