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Best Discount Food Store 

The Bargain Bank

Since opening in March 1999, the Bargain Bank has become a neighborhood magnet for its incredible buys on a vast, ever-changing array of food, candy, beverages, and household items, which come from overstocked suppliers. If you see something you like, better buy in quantity, because it could be gone within days or even hours. Beer and wine go for barely half the prices they sell for elsewhere. Candy is typically $1 a pound, breakfast cereal under $1.50 (for a box that normally sells for $4), and all sorts of canned goods a fraction of their usual cost. There are also toys, stationery, clothes, and many surprises. Don't go here to find something specific; instead, go with an open mind and see what you can't help buying. The store has a second outlet at 599 Clement St. (221-4852).

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