Milk-bars were everywhere when I was growing up. In New Zealand, apparently, they were called 'dairies'. Hence, the children's book 'Hairy Maclarey from Donaldson's Dairy'. I suspect, nowadays, they have been replaced by the 24/7 Convenience Store.
My friend, Di, was wary of this particular milk-bar. She had never been into it in her 15 years just up the road. This is the red-light district. More on this tomorrow.