Liquor Stores: The New Department Stores

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Walk into an inner-city liquor store in the San Francisco Bay Area and you might leave with a whole new wardrobe.

Youth Radio reporter Orlando Campbell says it all started with five dollar white tees, but now you can buy almost any type of clothing imaginable in his local neighborhood liquor store.

"I feel much better supporting a family run business in my own community than some huge corporate run department store," says Campbell, who says there have been many times the corner store has come to the rescue.

While regular people are struggling, entertainers are talking about spending $900 on a pair of jeans, which Campbell says gives kids unrealistic goals and misplaced values.

In his neighborhood, liquor stores are not only make shopping more convenient, but also keeping people fashionable and up to date for a reasonable price.



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