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« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2005, 10:35:36 AM »

They're really not that similar. A lot of stores from the late 80's and early 90's used these types of logos; straight to the point. Smart truthfully!
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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2005, 01:09:26 PM »

I don't really see a similarity; Ames is like a modern print-type while Hills is classic cursive writing in my eyes.
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« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2005, 06:12:07 PM »

The only thing similar is the way the bottom of the letters are the same for "mes" from Ames and "ill" from Hills ...
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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2005, 06:47:38 PM »

We were on the topic of Hills...we were discussing the logo.

I was in Hills maybe once. It reminded me of K-mart.
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« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2005, 08:09:54 AM »

Is that the Hills in the black circle? Also, did you notcie that Hills sign where the green circle is?
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« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2005, 08:11:58 AM »

What year did Hills go out? I can't remember.
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« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2005, 08:35:26 AM »

1998.
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« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2005, 08:37:22 AM »

There weren't any Hills near me.

98, that the same year Caldor announced they were closing. Wal-Mart killed them!
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« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2005, 08:48:45 AM »

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There weren't any Hills near me.

98, that the same year Caldor announced they were closing. Wal-Mart killed them!


Cakldor closed in may of 1999 in jan 1999 they announced they were closing for good

in 1998 Caldor closed 12 stores so u could be thinking of thast
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« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2005, 09:51:16 AM »

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There weren't any Hills near me.

98, that the same year Caldor announced they were closing. Wal-Mart killed them!


Cakldor closed in may of 1999 in jan 1999 they announced they were closing for good

in 1998 Caldor closed 12 stores so u could be thinking of thast


The branch where my mother used to work in 1991 started there closing sale in 1998 and closed in 1999.
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« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2005, 10:53:32 AM »

The Hills Headquarters, now abandon.
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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2005, 11:00:11 AM »

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There weren't any Hills near me.

98, that the same year Caldor announced they were closing. Wal-Mart killed them!


Cakldor closed in may of 1999 in jan 1999 they announced they were closing for good

in 1998 Caldor closed 12 stores so u could be thinking of thast


The branch where my mother used to work in 1991 started there closing sale in 1998 and closed in 1999.



huh uit had to be under preforming cause they didetn go out till 1999 mine closed in may maby they did it in a round og GOB sales like they closed one half in in early 1999 and the outher half in mid 1999
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« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2005, 03:08:55 PM »

When Ames basically bought Hills (It was labled a merger)... anyways... They converted most of them to Ames Stores and closed the stores that overlapped each other. So, when Ames started having trouble and began to close stores... Ames stores that were Formerly Hills were closed. That was the first round of closings.
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« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2005, 04:05:24 PM »

A Hills.
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« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2005, 05:53:28 PM »

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Rubicks Cube demonstration at a Hills Department Store.


heh thats gotta be from 1981
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« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2005, 08:15:15 PM »

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Hills Department store truck pic  taken in 1991


Are you sure?  It does not look like the real Hills logo...

http://www.hillstrucking.com/

Maybe that company once was the Trucking division of Hills and survived...
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« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2005, 09:24:41 AM »

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Hills Department Stores recall


http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml95/95060.html


an article reguarding Hills Chapter 11

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3092/is_n9_v32/ai_13826953\

Another thing about Hills

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/1998/05/11/daily4.html

Hills Toy collectables

http://www.hillsstores.com/hills_collectibles.htm


BTW did Hills have a website and what was the address?


It might have been http://www.hillsstores.com/ How do you get those sites?
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« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2005, 09:27:57 AM »

Hills Toy Truck.
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« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2005, 06:25:20 PM »

You would think that Hills main office would be bigger.
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« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2005, 11:24:29 PM »

How many locations did Hills have at the height of the company?  When did HIlls originate and when did they go under?   :huh::question::huh::question:
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« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2005, 07:02:42 AM »

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How many locations did Hills have at the height of the company?  When did HIlls originate and when did they go under?   :huh::question::huh::question:


hills was founded in 1957 they had over 160 stores but closed some before ames aquirred them in 1998 ames keped some hilss stores open bbut by 1999 hey were all converted into ames
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« Reply #51 on: August 15, 2005, 01:37:16 PM »

a bad move if you ask me...
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« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2005, 08:59:10 AM »

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another pic


Whats that supermarket there? I can't tell what it says.
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« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2005, 09:28:11 AM »

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Whats that supermarket there? I can't tell what it says.


It says P & C Foods...a chain owned by the almost-bankrupt Penn Traffic Corp. (They also owned the Big Bear chain that closed a few years back in Ohio and other states)
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« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2005, 10:05:15 AM »

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Whats that supermarket there? I can't tell what it says.


It says P & C Foods...a chain owned by the almost-bankrupt Penn Traffic Corp. (They also owned the Big Bear chain that closed a few years back in Ohio and other states)



I'll start a thread for them in supermarkets.
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« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2005, 08:40:41 PM »

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A Hills.


I beleive this one is in Horseheads/ Elmira new york, due to the address. I have never been to the area. From the store locator of the Ames fan club, it said Lake st for Horseheads new york.

I had never been in a hill's. were they like Ames?Huh?Huh?Huh?? I saw the one in Lanesboro vacant last year and the Hills labelscar showed. I saw the Ames vacant in Plattsburgh this sumer but it had the Ames logo. I heard the one in lanesboro will get torn down to be rebuilt to target that opens this march.
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« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2005, 03:01:12 PM »

Yes, Penn Traffic closed Big Bear due to Chapter 11 bankruptcy re-organization. A ignorant move! They could have sold the chain and made money off the deal. The remaining stores under the Penn Traffic wing will no doubt see the same or worse fate that Big Bear saw!
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« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2005, 03:41:53 PM »

This man is inside a Hills.


http://www.moviereviewsandpreviews.com/24hr/handcuffed.html
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« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2005, 09:01:45 PM »

I always liked this Hills sign. You can see Hills behind Ames in the second one.


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« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2005, 09:10:36 PM »

If you read that little article they mention something about an Rubiks cube challenge at Hills.


http://cubeman.org/
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