Dos Cafes

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9509 Hwy 9
Ben Lomond, CA 95005

On Thursday morning we were in Ben Lomond at a nice little cafe called Coffee Nine.  We were in a bit of a hurry so we were not there very long but the place ha a good amount of setting, the bathroom was outside, they have wifi not sure if there is a password; and the house coffee is self serve.  The cafe is walking distance to everything in Ben Lomond, and is located right beside the Ben Lomond Market which is pretty good.

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401 South A Street, Oxnard CA 93030


On Friday morning we were in Oxnard at a cafe called Fresh & Fabulous cafe.  It is a big place, really more of a Diner, but the only “cafe” in this town seems to be a Fivebucks.  This cafe had good coffee with free refills.  Wifi with no passwords, free bathrooms open to the public.  Also, it is located in a historic Woolworth Building.

Woolworth’s is one of the oldest department stores and in the late 1970s was the largest department store chain in the IMG_20131213_120530world.  With 2,000 stores in the US.  It is interesting that they peaked in the late ’70s, because that is when Wal-Mart started coming up and throughout the 1980s rose to the most powerful department store and put almost all the others out of business.

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Greensboro NC Sit-In

Woolworth’s is also known for the lunch counter sit-in during the civil rights struggle; as well as a sit down strike during the Great Depression.  Here is a great recent articals on the sit-down strike, and comparson to current fast food/retail struggles, from Labor Notes.

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