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« Reply #630 on: June 18, 2012, 04:44:50 PM »

The store locator shows that Baltimore, Maryland had four different Ames throughout the years, but only one of them has any photograph at all. These are two other Baltimore area locations that I think are supposed to be those. They are also listed as their separate metro areas.


Here is the Glen Burnie, Maryland location which closed in 1990 and has no photos in the store locator.
July 2nd, 1990 at 7900 Black Crane Highway, Glen Burnie. It was Store # 2583.





March 26th, 1992 at 8500 Black Liberty Road, Randallstown. It was Store # 0521.


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« Reply #631 on: June 18, 2012, 05:44:37 PM »

The store locator shows that Baltimore, Maryland had four different Ames throughout the years, but only one of them has any photograph at all. These are two other Baltimore area locations that I think are supposed to be those. They are also listed as their separate metro areas.


Here is the Glen Burnie, Maryland location which closed in 1990 and has no photos in the store locator.
July 2nd, 1990 at 7900 Black Crane Highway, Glen Burnie. It was Store # 2583.

March 26th, 1992 at 8500 Black Liberty Road, Randallstown. It was Store # 0521.


In both of the above, it looks like the blk refers to BLOCK not BLACK

(Thus the Glen Burnie one is in the 7900 Block of CRAIN Highway and the Randallstown one is the 8500 Block of Liberty Road)

If I remember correctly, Crain Highway branches off of Ritchie Highway (MD 2, which is one of the main routes in the Glen Burnie area, connecting Baltimore to the Annapolis area) at a Y angle - not sure exactly how far you go to get to the 7900 block.
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« Reply #632 on: June 18, 2012, 06:21:05 PM »

Ah, good catch. I've been to that area all of like three times in my life haha.
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« Reply #633 on: July 09, 2012, 08:43:53 AM »

I noticed today if you go to http://amesstores.com you end up at a Honeywell security console.
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« Reply #634 on: August 19, 2012, 08:20:03 PM »

Drove past the Ames in Jay Maine today its now a Dollar Tree unsure how much spce they leased but a labelscar of the A was on the building while D.T. covered the rest of it got a few pics il upload soon not good quality stuff but nice enuff
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« Reply #635 on: April 20, 2013, 10:12:00 PM »

Just saw this on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-NOS-AMES-DEPARTMENT-STORE-TOTE-BAG-STILL-IN-ORIGINAL-PACKAGING-/181110137424?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a2b016250
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« Reply #636 on: April 21, 2013, 08:19:48 AM »

My mom bought some place-mats at a yard sale yesterday that were originally purchased at AMES.
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« Reply #637 on: February 10, 2014, 09:56:47 PM »

I just found out the Ames in Vineland NJ was built as a King's in 1964. It seems so weird because I was absolutely convinced it was a Zayre (but that was just a guess based on the appearance, and I guess most discount stores in the old days looked alike).
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« Reply #638 on: February 14, 2014, 02:41:38 AM »

painted post ny


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« Reply #639 on: February 22, 2014, 08:51:09 PM »

In the back room of biglots in Westminster, MD



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« Reply #640 on: March 12, 2014, 04:33:19 PM »

WOW that Ames in Painted Post looks like a former Kmart inside. Could it have been one? Grant City had a store in Paulsboro, NJ which became a Kmart, but closed and became an Ames in 1984. This site must be jinxed because the Ames closed in 1992, long before both Ames and Kmart declared bankruptcy.
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« Reply #641 on: April 10, 2014, 09:17:12 PM »

I say we all petition Total Wine (& More) to open a store at the empty Ames site in Painted Post, NY making it their very first store in New York state. I'm sure a lot of Canadians would be attracted to the store with its huge selection and much lower prices on everything than the Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores (Ontario isn't that far away from this part of NY).
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« Reply #642 on: April 11, 2014, 07:22:29 AM »

Canadians don't need much encouragement to engage in smuggling.
My Ames store was only about 30 miles from the border.  We would be
overrun by Canadian customers on weekends.  They would put on five
layers of new clothing they had just bought and smuggle it home.

"Anything to declare?"  "No, sir, Officer, eh?"

Michigan sales tax at the time was 4%.  In Ontario, between sales tax and
GST you were paying around 15%.

Left their old duds lying all over the parking lot.
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« Reply #643 on: April 11, 2014, 09:06:50 AM »

Painted Post, NY is a former Weston's.
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« Reply #644 on: April 12, 2014, 06:33:07 AM »

Canadians don't need much encouragement to engage in smuggling.
My Ames store was only about 30 miles from the border.  We would be
overrun by Canadian customers on weekends.  They would put on five
layers of new clothing they had just bought and smuggle it home.

"Anything to declare?"  "No, sir, Officer, eh?"

Michigan sales tax at the time was 4%.  In Ontario, between sales tax and
GST you were paying around 15%.

Left their old duds lying all over the parking lot.

My goal wouldn't be for anyone to break any laws... it's just that most liquor stores in NY suck, and non-food stores are allowed to sell beer but no other booze. Also Painted Post is in a region of the state with a lot of wineries, which right now seem to have nowhere decent to sell their products (except for at the wineries themselves).
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« Reply #645 on: April 13, 2014, 09:56:58 PM »

When I was about to land at Orlando Airport at night, I saw some storefront lights with green letters, thinking that Ames still exist in Florida, just with darker green letters.

No way. Ames is long gone, even though some of their stores are still empty, maybe even with their signs still up.
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« Reply #646 on: April 14, 2014, 08:09:52 PM »

I saw like ten of them. Do you know which stores or store chains in Orlando and Florida uses green letters?

Publix? The famous Florida supermarket chain?
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« Reply #647 on: April 17, 2014, 10:25:01 AM »

There probably are a few Publix stores that were once Ames and probably Zayre before that. I personally can't name any, but I know at least one Publix in a former Albertsons, and very close to it I know of a former Eckerd that now is a CVS. Also in that region of Florida I know of a former Mobil that later was an Amoco but with the BP sunburst logo combined with the lowercase Amoco script on its street sign. Not sure but I'm assuming this station is almost certainly a BP today if it is still a gas station at all, but I could be completely wrong.
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« Reply #648 on: May 06, 2014, 01:29:32 PM »

The Big Lots in Cleona PA is actually NOT the former Ames in Cleona. Instead the Ames (which was both King's and Zayre in a past life) was demolished for the current Giant next to the Big Lots. The current building where Big Lots is once was an IGA store that opened in the late 80's but closed very soon afterward. But the Giant could easily be mistaken for an 80's Giant and the Big Lots could be mistaken for a 60's/70's IGA that became Big Lots in the 80's...
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« Reply #649 on: January 17, 2015, 05:37:28 PM »

I noticed that the former location in Paulsboro, New Jersey isn't on the store locator:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62355920@N00/6356682287/in/photolist-aFJ6Xp-aFHEbt-aFH2kZ-dcKm6j

Not only is this a former Ames, Kmart AND Grant City...it's been abandoned since the early 90s! There's also an abandoned Acme supermarket at the other end of the shopping center, which the Acme Style Blog has photos of. It's also been abandoned since the early 90s, and the windows are uncovered; so you can see the old-school decor inside! On top of all that, there's an abandoned Fotomat in the parking lot!
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« Reply #650 on: November 03, 2015, 12:04:34 AM »

came across this im assuming its fake?
http://amesdepartmentstores.com/
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« Reply #651 on: November 03, 2015, 12:05:06 AM »

also this was interesting dont know what location it was recorded in
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkWvNs0sPLA
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« Reply #652 on: November 03, 2015, 11:46:14 AM »

came across this im assuming its fake?
http://amesdepartmentstores.com/

Kind of looks like someone is using it as a site similar to a Big Lots with miscellaneous items from other stores.  Perhaps they figured the name would help people spot it?

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« Reply #653 on: November 05, 2015, 06:16:22 PM »

came across this im assuming its fake?
http://amesdepartmentstores.com/

Kind of looks like someone is using it as a site similar to a Big Lots with miscellaneous items from other stores.  Perhaps they figured the name would help people spot it?


That's the most mediocre use of the Ames name on the World Wide Web, plus the site sells a bunch of low-quality junk. The real Ames (or what is left of it) would not approve.
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« Reply #654 on: November 06, 2015, 07:59:14 AM »

came across this im assuming its fake?
http://amesdepartmentstores.com/

Kind of looks like someone is using it as a site similar to a Big Lots with miscellaneous items from other stores.  Perhaps they figured the name would help people spot it?


That's the most mediocre use of the Ames name on the World Wide Web, plus the site sells a bunch of low-quality junk. The real Ames (or what is left of it) would not approve.


I dunno.  I spent five years as an Ames manager and we stocked our share of low-quality junk.
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« Reply #655 on: November 27, 2015, 12:08:06 AM »

This is the information I found under the Contact Us Icon!
AMES Department Store
117 West Main
Sedan, Kansas 67361
United States
Customer Service
1.316.243.1340

Customer Orders
1.316.243.1798
If you have a customer service issue please email customerservice@amesdepartmentstores.com
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« Reply #656 on: January 06, 2016, 09:40:51 PM »

its still up as of january 2015
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« Reply #657 on: January 07, 2016, 08:36:13 AM »

Sedan, Kansas.   Population 1,124.

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« Reply #658 on: January 25, 2016, 01:38:16 PM »

*Bump*
Fake Ames Big Lots-Like site still up as of 2016. Do we know of any company that owns Ames, or someone that speculativley owns the copyright? They must be the one who keeps the Phone Line up, which is still active as of late 2015. I'll have to retry it, i'm in CT so it's local. Any significant people hat we know are still out there? Administrations on this board even?
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« Reply #659 on: February 15, 2016, 10:55:11 AM »

I registered on there sight it sent me a email welcoming me . i have not ordered anything but they use Paypal  for payments. my guess is they bought the name and trademark from the courts  just as Circuit city sold there name and are about to return this spring  although a much smaller footprint. 
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