Owner of the penny candy store, Cheap Charlie’s, which is located next to Carney’s junk shop. Francie and Neeley go there for treats after they turn in junk for cash. Francie later realizes that the prizes in his store are fake and that Charlie uses the promise of prizes to keep the children coming back, hoping to win. Still, he gives the children a penny’s worth of candy for each cent they spend in the store.
Charlie Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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...works there. On their way home after collecting their pay, they pass Carney’s and Cheap Charlie’s. Francie asks Neeley if he remembers when they collected junk. He says that was a... (full context)