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An Era Ends as Duke Power Closes Last Appliance Store

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After almost ninety years, Duke Power Co. is closing, in January, 1999, the last remaining twelve of its once sixty-three appliance stores. In a time when electric customers lacked outlets to purchase appliances, the stores, which were located mostly in the company's branch offices, were a convenience. With the coming of Wal-Mart and other megastores, the company can no longer compete pricewise.
North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 1, Jan 1999, p42