THE GOCER'S - "LODN"
||In the period of time between the two wars there were, beside
some specialized shops, all together five grocer's shops in Rogatec, which
has long before become a renowned market town.
The grocer's in the museum has been arranged according to these
shops and it was named "lodn" (from German "der Laden") because the natives
used to call it so. In "lodn" you could get everything a household needed,
from matches, salt, sugar, flour, oil, vinegar, petoleum, textile and drinks
to agricultural implements, pots with enamel coating, iron ware, and partly
also footwear. The fittings at the grocer's were made of wood and were
usually pretty worn out. Behind the counter with commercial adds, there
were drawers, shelves, crates and barrels filled with all sorts of goods.
On the counter there were jars filled with candy, scales, a measuring tool,
an arithmetic book and a pencil. Tills were rarely to be found at grocer's
in those days as were display windows. These sort of shops provided the
Rogatec population with everything that any household needed, and at the
grocer's you could always hear news and gossip for absolutely free.