A few of the old independent 5 & 10’s still hang on. Though I’m sure the prices have changed a bit.
In my NYC neighborhood we had both Woolworth’s and Kresge to roam through.
The windows were covered for the most part but a hand written sign had the hours of operation. Sunday is the best time to shoot in these towns so everything was closed. It also means few people or cars in the shots.
I don’t think there was a big selection inside.