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« on: January 17, 2005, 10:04:15 AM »

Still in business in the southeast, not sure for how much longer though.  The quality of their merchandise has taken a hit over the years.  They are only a step or two above a dollar store these days.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2005, 10:43:35 AM »

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First time I ever heard of them
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2005, 08:58:48 PM »

Roses is now part of North Carolina-based Variety Wholesalers.  They operate a stable of variety/dollar stores under the Super 10, Super Dollar, Bargain Town, Maxway, Bill's Dollar Store, and Roses.  The Roses stores are generally larger, and they are merchandised and operated somewhat differently from the other smaller formats.  At least the company has kept several formerly independent banners alive.  Back in the day, Roses were similar to small Kmart stores, even had luncheonettes.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006, 05:40:12 PM »

the one in hamburg / blasdell / buffalo ny near mckinnely mall
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 12:15:34 PM »

Here's a picture of the Roses' Department store that was located in the Wise County plaza. Now part of it is Sears and other part is Peeble's. Sear's is in the part where the main enterance of the store was located.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 12:30:20 PM »

Rose's Department Store opened in Wise, Virginia in 1982 and was opened until about 1994. It was anchored a pretty big shopping center called Wise County Shopping Plaza with a Food Lion and Rite Aid on the other side. The store had a snack bar, and some of the best Hotdogs. We loved the store an the store got a lot of business even after the Kmart open in 1989 right across the street from it Rose's still did really good. The prices was good, they sold name brands. Everybody was really shocked when we found out that the Wise Location would closed in July of 1994, after Rose's had went backrupt. Everybody was sad to see it come to an end. The building didn't stay empty long maybe two years and Watson's went in to half of it, they made thier enterance where the Lawn and Garden center was located. Then Sear took the other half where the main enternace and the Rose's sign use to hang. Then Peeble's came along and bought out all the Watson's. We still misss the Rose's and have a lot of good memories about it. It being the first big box department store opening up in Wise, Virginia.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 06:25:18 PM »

This Rose's is in Galax Virginia. Located beside of Kroger's.

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 06:52:27 PM »

Rose's Discount stores sponsored the #6 Buick drove by Tommy Houston in the Bush Series, The car colors was blue and white. A really nice looking paint scheme. Yeah this was back in the hay days of their business. Seem like it may have been the late 80's and early 90's
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 06:57:46 PM »

Can anybody tell me where this Rose's is located.
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008, 11:06:00 PM »

Rose's still open in Albany Georgia. In the  Oglethorpe Plaza
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008, 03:26:19 PM »

Here is a former Rose Store in Gloucester Virginia, in the Hayes Shopping Center on Highway 17. Now a Boys and Girls club. The Rose's open in the 1980's and closed in 1994.
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008, 03:32:01 PM »

A Rose's still opened in Newport News,Virginia. in The Plaza at Newmarket shopping center. a nice looking one to. I wished Roses's would have continue on like they were in the late 1980's. they were really a good department store.
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2008, 03:40:11 PM »

Washington Square shopping center
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2008, 03:45:33 PM »

Here is a picture of Rose Garden Center. They had a really good garden center. About as good as Lowe's now. this one is in Grafton Virginia.
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2008, 09:45:59 PM »

The first (and only one) that I've ever seen is in Ocean City, MD.  The first time we visited (in 1998), it was very nice, but move forward to 2002 and it looked like the cheesiest bargain store you'd ever want to see.  It was so sad to see tourists piling all kinds of crap in their basket just because it was cheep!

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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2008, 01:25:45 PM »

Could you get a picture for me.
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2008, 01:29:27 PM »

Rose's store to close by May    February 7, 2002

Variety Wholesalers Inc. on Wednesday said it will close its Rose's discount store in Columbia Square shopping center by May.
But the Raleigh, N.C.-based retailer said the store's three-dozen employees would be offered jobs at the new Maxway store it plans to open this spring in south Augusta.

"Rose's has been in the Augusta market for a long time, and we expect to have stores in the Augusta market for a long time going forward," said Wilson Sawyer, Variety Wholesaler's senior vice president of stores and merchandise.

Variety Wholesalers' existing Maxway store is located in Southgate shopping center on Gordon Highway. The second store would be located near Bobby Jones Expressway in south Augusta, said Mr. Sawyer, declining to give specifics because the real estate is under negotiation.

"It's close," he said. "We think it's a done deal."

Mr. Sawyer said the Rose's store will begin liquidating merchandise Feb. 15. The Rose's store in Aiken will remain open.

Rose's exit from the Columbia Square shopping center in Columbia County had been anticipated since November, when Augusta car dealer Andy Jones purchased the 16-acre property with plans to convert it into an auto mall.

Mr. Jones bought out the remainder of Rose's lease on the shopping center's 53,000-square-foot space, which the store has occupied since the center was built 28 years ago.

"If it were not for the circumstances of the shopping center, we would still be there," Mr. Sawyer said.
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2008, 12:52:18 PM »

Park Hill Plaza

Here's a Rose's still in business. Looks like on of the nice ones. Rose's did always have clean stores on the outside.
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2008, 11:18:31 PM »

A really nice Rose's in Greensboro North Carolina. Located at
Stonesthrow Crossing Shopping Center.
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2008, 12:17:06 PM »

Customers excited about new Roses
Store opens Thursday in old Winn-Dixie

Thursday, July 31, 2008

When Roses department store closed its Elizabeth City location several years ago, Weeksville resident Anne Sawyer lost one of her favorite places to shop. That's why on Thursday Sawyer was among the many excited shoppers who attended the unadvertised grand opening of the new Roses, located in the former Winn-Dixie building off Halstead Boulevard.

"This used to be my store all the time," said Sawyer, pushing a shopping cart
Sawyer said she was pleased with the store's fresh, clean appearance, which included rows of clothing racks, housewares, garden supplies and electronics.

"I'm loving it," she said. "I'm so glad they're back."

Another early shopper was Clayton Harris, of Elizabeth City. Harris said he likes Roses because many of the store's items are being sold at low prices. As a bonus, Harris said the new Elizabeth City store will help him save even more money on what he spends on gas. That's because in the past he's been shopping at Roses stores in Edenton and Chesapeake, Va., but now he won't have to travel as far to do his shopping.

Pamela Brothers, another shopper, said she noticed that the store has more clothing than the old location Elizabeth City location had. She said Roses was a nice place to shop for her daughter's back-to-school clothes.

"They've got a lot of reasonable stuff in here," said Brothers, who lives in Elizabeth City.

Also on hand Thursday was Roses Senior Vice President Ken Ramsey, who said initially he wasn't sure what kind of customer response he'd receive on the store's first day of business. At 9:30 a.m. all the store's registers were busy and a steady stream of shoppers filled the aisles, he said.

"I was surprised for a quiet opening," said Ramsey, who added he heard from several customers who expressed how pleased they were with Roses' return.

One feature that Roses offers that other retail stores may not offer is a layaway program, which Ramsey said will begin after the Elizabeth City store's official grand opening scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 7.

Ramsey said while layaways require more labor, they are a real convenience to customers, especially in the current economy.

"It's tough to just go out and purchase things," Ramsey said.

In fact, Brothers said at one time Wal-Mart was her favorite store up until in the last couple of years the Wal-Mart in Elizabeth City discontinued its layaway program.

Before it closed in 1993, the former Roses of Elizabeth City was located where JCPenney is now in the Southgate Mall. In 1999, a Roses Express opened in the mall but closed after two years. When the first Elizabeth City Roses closed, the chain was in transition and was later acquired by Variety Wholesalers, which now operates Roses along with other chains, such as Super 10, Ramsey said.

Between the last "big" Roses store in town and this new Roses, the company switched from the typical department store to being more "value driven," he said.

Roses has 101 stores off the Atlantic coast and in the southeast, according to Ramsey. North Carolina now has about 44 Roses stores. Variety Wholesalers is based out of Henderson, N.C.

The new store, which has about 40 full- and part-time employees, was designed to provide shoppers a convenient, quick in-and-out shopping trip that larger box retail stores may not be able to accommodate, he said.

While there already are other discount stores in Elizabeth City, Ramsey said the market indicated that it could also support another retail store. The new Roses rounds out a plaza that also includes a Checkers fast-food restaurant, OfficeMax and Citi Trends clothing store.

Roses can be reached at 337-9779. The store, located near the intersection of Halstead Boulevard and Ehringhaus Street, is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2008, 11:11:32 PM »

Rose's in Princeton West, Virginia.
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2008, 11:12:36 PM »

A closer look of the Rose's in Princeton, West Virgina.
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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2008, 09:59:10 PM »

This Rose's has been here since the early 1980's. They sure could use some remolding on the inside of the store. The outside looks Ok but the inside could use some improvements.
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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2008, 10:00:25 PM »

A closer look of the sign of Rose's.
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« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2008, 09:38:13 AM »

The Roses in Chestertown, MD is a former Ames, in a shopping center with a peaked 60s Acme.
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