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Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 04:24:24 PM
Edwardsville, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/ajwright.html


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: ameskmart1 on January 07, 2006, 04:31:22 PM
Former Ames


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: ameskmart1 on January 07, 2006, 04:32:24 PM
Logo and Slogan


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 07:26:50 PM
(http://www.sfdc.org/images/retail_mvcrossroads.gif)
http://www.sfdc.org/main_retail.html


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: Crawford on January 07, 2006, 08:14:44 PM
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Originally posted by ameskmart1
Former Ames


Hey, that looks a lot like mine in East Providence. If it is, then the building was an original Ames and not a conversion. I am not all that crazy about this store as they seem to sell a lot of hip hop and gangbanger clothes which doesn't appeal to me.


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on January 15, 2006, 10:05:37 PM
here is the aj wright in methuen mass in the merrimac plaza that opened in october 2000.

from Carl Russo of http://www.eagletribune.com/news/stories/20031117/BU_001.htm


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: Rayco7030 on January 16, 2006, 08:29:15 PM
u can buy a football jersey for 15-16 bucks :yup:


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 18, 2006, 08:40:31 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the aj wright in methuen mass in the merrimac plaza that opened in october 2000.

from Carl Russo of http://www.eagletribune.com/news/stories/20031117/BU_001.htm


What was it before it was an A.J. Wright?


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on January 18, 2006, 11:58:14 AM
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the aj wright in methuen mass in the merrimac plaza that opened in october 2000.

from Carl Russo of http://www.eagletribune.com/news/stories/20031117/BU_001.htm


What was it before it was an A.J. Wright?


the aj wright was a rich's department store.

AJ wright closed their stores in woburn mall and ashland mass (THAT ONLY LASTED A YEAR AND IT CONVERTED THE TJ MAXX TO AJ WRIGHT)


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: Zayre88 on January 18, 2006, 05:55:41 PM
A.J.Wright sign in Portland ME.


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on January 23, 2006, 07:17:16 PM
here is the aj wright in wyncotte pa

from http://www.nassimirealty.com/sa_retail1.html


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 07:46:28 PM
here is the aj wright in warwick ri in the old stop and shop  building. it opened in early 2005

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/16/


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on February 26, 2006, 04:56:42 PM
here is the aj wright in wethersfield ct

from http://www.cedarshoppingcenters.com/jordanlane.htm


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on May 18, 2006, 08:10:21 PM
here is a.j. wright in syracuse ny in the shop city shopping center.


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:11:59 PM
aj wright in manchester ct in manchester parkade in the center of town


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:12:43 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
aj wright in manchester ct in manchester parkade in the center of town


manchester ct


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:13:57 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
aj wright in manchester ct in manchester parkade in the center of town


manchester ct


sign in manchester ct one


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:14:28 PM
wethersfield Ct one in jordan lane plaza


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:15:04 PM
aj wright in windsor Ct (near hartford) in windsor shopping center


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:15:52 PM
aj wright in waterbury Ct on wolcott st in the price chopper plaza (former shaw's toys r us plaza) near kmart


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:16:32 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
aj wright in waterbury Ct on wolcott st in the price chopper plaza (former shaw's toys r us plaza) near kmart

sign waterbury ct


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: Ameskid on April 12, 2007, 07:39:05 AM
They're all closing.  I heard it from my mom in January or february.  R.I.P A.J. Wright ????-2007

Can someone move this to the Closed Chains section?


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: ameskmart1 on April 13, 2007, 09:29:21 AM
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Originally posted by Ameskid
They're all closing.  I heard it from my mom in January or february.  R.I.P A.J. Wright ????-2007

Can someone move this to the Closed Chains section?


They're only closing 34 stores
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.J._Wright


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: Marc82 on March 11, 2008, 10:03:40 PM
AJ WRIGHT just opened last Sunday March 2nd in New Britain, Connecticut.  Went there today with my buddy Jeff. I love the store. If I had money I would've bought out a good part of the store. They sell a lot of hip-hop style clothing, which is what I like wearing very inexpensively compared to other stores, plus they have it in my size. I'm a very big guy. For those of you wondering AJ WRIGHT is in the New Brite Shopping Center in downtown New Britain at the corner of East Main Street and Main Street. Most recently it was home to Dollar Dreams and prior to that Liquor Depot. If you go there, next to it they are putting a Sav-a-Lot. That was previously an Adam's Super Food Store and before that Edward's. I had my camera in my car and I forgot to take pictures.


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: AmesNewington on March 12, 2008, 05:56:39 AM
Dollar Dreams is now closed in New Britain? Also, did the West Hartford one close too?


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: Marc82 on October 21, 2008, 02:14:22 PM
Finally got around to taking pix of the AJ Wright in New Britain, CT. Opened in March 2008 in the New Brite Plaza. Store used to be Liquor Depot and most recently Dollar Dreams. Pic taken 10/21/08.


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: Marc82 on October 21, 2008, 02:15:08 PM
Another look at the New Britain Store.


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: Marc82 on October 21, 2008, 02:15:54 PM
Another Look at the New Britain store.


Title: A.J. Wright
Post by: jmcnamara96 on March 21, 2009, 05:26:05 PM
 A.J. Wright, launched in 1998, operates similarly to our other off-price concepts, but targets the moderate-income customer.

A.J. Wright offers family apparel and home fashions, with an emphasis on basics, footwear, juniors, and children's assortments, including toys and games.

Prices at A.J. Wright are 20-70% below regular prices at national discount chains and budget department stores.

At year-end 2007, A.J. Wright operated 129 stores. A.J. Wright stores average approximately 26,000 square feet in size.

We anticipate opening a net of five stores in 2008 and, long term, believe that the U.S. could support approximately 1,000 stores


Title: A.J. Wright
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Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: Zayre88 on April 17, 2010, 12:32:24 PM
Inside the former A.J.Wright in Portland ME.

Now a Big Lots, and they of course expanded the backstore leaving the original A.J.Wright signs on the wall.
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Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: jmcnamara96 on April 17, 2010, 03:00:54 PM
Former Ames

Were was this wasnt Chrises Dudley Mass store have this same look was it a Mars like his?


Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: standa on October 11, 2010, 12:39:07 PM
Does anyone know where this AJ Wright is located?  It appears to be in a former Caldor.

Image from Charter Realty.


Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: Amesdepartmentstores on December 14, 2010, 12:07:04 AM
Yes it is sad but true all aj wrights will close but approx 91 stores will be re branded as either tj maxx marshalls or homegoods the remaining will close. I know this because I work for aj wright mine is in a former zayre ames.


Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on February 23, 2011, 03:15:23 PM
New Britain, CT will become a Marshalls. Grand Opening 3/17/2011

Waterbury, CT will become TJ MAXX. Grand Opening 4/10/2011


Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: Caldor1999 on February 25, 2011, 06:38:45 AM
Does anyone know where this AJ Wright is located?  It appears to be in a former Caldor.

Image from Charter Realty.

that one was located on long island in massapequa and yes it was a caldor before


Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: jmcnamara96 on March 08, 2011, 05:27:32 PM
Caldor1999 is that AJs still like that?

Does anyone know where this AJ Wright is located?  It appears to be in a former Caldor.

Image from Charter Realty.

that one was located on long island in massapequa and yes it was a caldor before



Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: Pikapower on February 10, 2014, 05:22:19 PM
There were two A.J. Wright stores that I could think of that are now CW Price stores. One in the University Plaza in Amherst, NY and the other one which was I think a Media Play before it became A.J. Wright on Delaware Ave. in Buffalo, NY.


Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: buzz86us on March 12, 2014, 07:11:17 AM
why does this count as a defunct chain? It was mainly a subset of TJ Maxx much like Marshalls  it was pretty much the same store. That said the one in Schenectady is done for.


Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on March 15, 2014, 01:11:32 PM
AJ Wright was a separate chain from TJ MAXX and Marshall's. The difference is the clothing they sold at AJ Wright targeted the hip-hop (or urban) community. And the one in Waterbury, CT had layaway right up til the end unlike TJ Maxx and Marshall's which did away with layaway. The former Waterbury AJ Wright (now TJ MAX) is going to be vacant soon as TJ MAXX is moving to Brass Mill Commons.


Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: TheFugitive on March 17, 2014, 08:07:32 AM
There was an AJ Wright in the Crafton-Ingram shopping center near Pittsburgh.
They became a CW Price a couple of years ago.  Drove by the other day and a
G.O.B. sale appeared to be in progress.


Title: Re: A.J. Wright
Post by: Hudsons81 on August 23, 2014, 08:22:54 AM
There used to be an AJ Wright in a three-store shopping center carved out of an old Forest City home improvement store in Southgate, Michigan. It closed with the chain and became a CW Price a few months later.


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