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Dine & Dish Nation: Dime Store is “A Perfect Ten”

November 8, 2018

Inside Dime Store - Detroit Private EventsIf you follow us on Instagram, you know we can’t resist a good pun. So naturally, when we saw Dine & Dish Nation’s recent review of Dime Store, entitled, A Perfect Ten, our punny sense tingled.

The newly launched weekly restaurant review TV show and website, based in Detroit, describes Dime Store as “the perfect example” of the “incredible blend of newness and history.”

While Dime Store opened just four years ago (the newness), the Dime Store name evokes the 106-year-old history of the building in which it resides (formerly known as the Dime Savings Bank Building), as well as fond memories of “dime stores” or “5 & 10s,” which rose in popularity in the mid-20th century.

Shorpy.com: Kresge's Lunch Counter, 1956

Kresge’s lunch counter, 1956. Photo Credit: www.shorpy.com.

Dine & Dish Nation host and longtime Detroit TV reporter, Kam Carmen, reminisces:

“When I heard the name Dime Store, it immediately triggered a comforting memory from my childhood. Our family used to shop at the local “5 & 10,” for things like potholders and kitchen towels. What I remember most vividly was the lunch counter in the back of the store, where my sisters and I would get a double-dip ice cream cone for 25 cents.”

In addition to aptly combining old and new, writes Carmen, Dime Store is a “comfortable yet classy restaurant, offering dishes that evenly balance morning and afternoon.”

Thank you for sharing, Ms. Carmen. We love hearing recollections of our namesake and the connection it lends us to the amazing history of Detroit.

Read Dine & Dish Nation’s full review of Dime Store here.

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