INROADS IN THE INNER CITY

PHILADELPHIA -- One customer likened the store to "a Taj Mahal in the middle of Beirut."He was referring to one of the three Brown's Thriftways here, all located in rundown, underserved inner-city neighborhoods.Brown's stores are part of the 61-member Thriftway/Shop and Bag advertising group sponsored by the Oaks, Pa., division of Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City. All three appear to be succeeding in their

PHILADELPHIA -- One customer likened the store to "a Taj Mahal in the middle of Beirut."

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