Vanished local retail icon G.C. Murphy's is the subject of a new book. | Book Reviews + Features | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Vanished local retail icon G.C. Murphy's is the subject of a new book. 

No one considers Wal-Mart a neighborhood hangout. Yet while such Wal-Mart predecessors as five-and-dime stores were as much gathering places as shopping destinations, the G.C. Murphy's of the world had surprisingly much in common with the mega-store. That's one nugget in Jason…

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