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« on: April 26, 2006, 11:59:55 AM »

Since there was a topic about GOB sales you've been to on this board, I decided to create a topic about stores that closed in your town. It doesn't only have to be an official GOB sale, it could also be stores that mysteriously closed.

My list:

(Newington, CT)

Bradlees (October 19, 1996) Replaced by Wal-Mart and Bassett Furniture in 2001.
Lechmere (1997) Replaced by Jo Ann Etc. and Big Lots in 2001 or 2002
Caldor (1999) Soon to be replaced by Stew Leonards in April, 2007; however still vacant
Ames (October 19, 2002) Replaced by Price Chopper in 2005
Media Play (January, 2004) Replaced by Bob's Clothing Store in 2004
Office Max (January, 2004) Still Vacant
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (2005) Still Vacant
Levitz Furniture (2006) Still Vacant
KB Toy Works (2004) Replaced by Modell's Sporting Goods
Heartland Drug Store (1997) Replaced by Best Buy
Heartland Food Store (1997) Replaced by Raymour and Flanigan
Office Depot (2003?) Replaced by Best Buy (was Heartland Drug)
F&M Drug (1995) Replaced by Toys 'r' Us in 1996
Service Merchandise (2002) Replaced by Stickley Audi Co.
Frank's Nursery and Crafts (2002) Replaced by Totally Kids Furniture in 2004
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 12:42:35 PM »

I found in an old newspaper article that the Lechmere plaza was once home to an Anderson-Little. Not sure how long ago that was (as I always remember Lechmere owning that entire building). Anyway here's a few I remember from my surrounding towns. I'd call a few from my town but everything retail is surrounding it...

Farmington/West Hartford, Connecticut
Franks Nursery & Crafts (still vacant)
Herman's Sporting Goods (originally anchored Westfarms Mall, long gone)
Sage-Allen (now and still Filene's Men/Furniture)
Kids "R" Us (now Office Depot)
Coconuts (music store, became Gateway computer store, now a Trader Joe's market)
Filene's Basement (now Best Buy)

Bristol, Connecticut
Super Stop & Shop (in Bristol Plaza, moved to former Bradlees location, now a Ocean State Job Lot)
Bradlees (in Bristol Plaza, replaced by bigger Super Stop & Shop)
Caldor (now a Price Chopper)
K-B Toys (in Bristol Common, still vacant, sign on road still up)
Waldbaum's Foodmart (in Bristol Farms, now a Big Lots)
 
Newington, Connecticut
Hechinger's (became Dick's Sporting Goods)
Nobody Beats The Wiz (was near Bradlees)

Southington, Connecticut
Ames (formerly Zayre)
Caldor (formerly Star's, then Caldor, now Wal-Mart)
K-Mart (location closed, now a Price Chopper)
Shaw's (formerly Edwards)
K-B Toys (still vacant)

Hartford, Connecticut
Bradlees (still vacant)

Plainville, Connecticut
Mars (closed in the early 1990's, entire plaza revamped, now a Kohl's/Lowes/Loews Theater plaza)

Manchester, Connecticut
Bradlees (on Broad Street, still vacant)
Heartland Drug (on Tolland Turnpike, still vacant)
Service Merchandise (now a Michael's)
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 01:46:20 PM »

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Since there was a topic about GOB sales you've been to on this board, I decided to create a topic about stores that closed in your town. It doesn't only have to be an official GOB sale, it could also be stores that mysteriously closed.

My list:

(Newington, CT)

Bradlees (October 19, 1996) Replaced by Wal-Mart and Bassett Furniture in 2001.
Lechmere (1997) Replaced by Jo Ann Etc. and Big Lots in 2001 or 2002
Caldor (1999) Soon to be replaced by Stew Leonards in April, 2007; however still vacant
Ames (October 19, 2002) Replaced by Price Chopper in 2005
Media Play (January, 2004) Replaced by Bob's Clothing Store in 2004
Office Max (January, 2004) Still Vacant
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (2005) Still Vacant
Levitz Furniture (2006) Still Vacant
KB Toy Works (2004) Replaced by Modell's Sporting Goods
Heartland Drug Store (1997) Replaced by Best Buy
Heartland Food Store (1997) Replaced by Raymour and Flanigan
Office Depot (2003?) Replaced by Best Buy (was Heartland Drug)
F&M Drug (1995) Replaced by Toys 'r' Us in 1996
Service Merchandise (2002) Replaced by Stickley Audi Co.


True value hardware (2004)
J.J. newbury (1992)
Ames (2002)
Giant (1972)
All for a dollar (1997)
Dollar depot (2001)
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006, 05:58:34 PM »

Newington, Connecticut
Hechinger's (became Dick's Sporting Goods)
Nobody Beats The Wiz (was near Bradlees)

I forgot The Wiz. Of course that store was demolished and now is just additional parking spaces for Wal-Mart. Panera Bread was built in front of the plaza near where the Wiz was.

Hechinger's probably closed in the early '90s, because Dick's opened in 1994. Next door was Ames, which I believe opened in 1987 and was once a food store ever since the 50s I think. It's nice to remember old times:)
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006, 06:10:36 PM »

AmesNewington, I'm thinking about beginning an official thread for our Caldor's transformation to Stew's. If you've got a camera, would you mind keeping an eye on it? I'm trying to get there every week (or bi-week) as my school, CCSU, is like 10 minutes away.

Anyway, I do remember Hechinger's right next to Ames. I also remember when they renovated Dick's...
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2006, 06:20:18 PM »

Cincinnati
Frank's, still vacant
Lowe's, now Goodwill, building built next to former building as Lowe's
Van Lunens, unknown,
Parisian, demolished
IGA Foodliner-spotted 5-6-06, vacant
99Center #1, still vacant-up for lease
99Center #2- spotted 5-6-06, now dance academy
Swallen's, serves as antique shop
DZ, serves as car dealership
Zany Brainy, unknown (I forget)
Walgreens-vacant
Sears-vacant
Wal-mart-demolished and replaced
Garden Ridge-vacant
Thriftway1-now Kroger
Thriftway2-demolished
HomeGoods- now Gabriel Bros.
Revco-demolished
Kroger- Stein Mart
RadioShack- vacant
Kids R Us- Office depot
Office Depot- fitness center-was something before Office Depot:huh:
CVSpharmacy- Family Dollar
Teak Factory store-demolished
HQ-renovated into a church:bouncing:
Drug Emporium-Harbor Freight Tools
Service Merchandise-Bed Bath and Beyond
ServiStar-unknown, I actually doubt if there was 1??:huh::huh:
This is confusing:
Kroger-TJ Maxx
TJMaxx-Big Lots
McAlpin's-Kroger
TJ Maxx was down the hill from Kroger and McAlpin's. TJ Maxx moved into Kroger, McAlpin's closed, and Kroger moved into McAlpin's. The former TJ Maxx down the hill became Big Lots.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2006, 06:54:38 PM »

Albany, New York

Addis and Dey's - Now Bon Ton(Wilton Mall)

Ames - Glenmont - now being redone into a new store

Ames - Latham - Former Bradlees - now Bon Ton

Ames - Schenectady - Former Caldor. Now Price Rite

Ames - Saratoga - partially vacant. Half occupied by Dollar Tree

Ames - Troy - Former Bradlees. Now Big Lots.

Builders Square - Colonie - Now Kohl's

Builders Square - Clifton Park - Now Target

Bradlees - Mohawk Mall - Now demolished.

Bradlees - Troy - Site of current Price Chopper

Caldor - Central Avenue - Became Grand Union - now Home Depot

Caldor - Crossgates Mall - Upper level - Now Best Buy. Lower Level - Now H&M.

Caldor - Latham - Now Lowes

Caldor - Schenectady - Became Ames - Now Price Rite.

Carl Company - Schenectady - Now vacant

Carl Company - Clifton Park - Now Marshalls Megastore.

Carl Company - Troy - now vacant.

Filenes - Crossgates Mall - becoming Macy's

Filenes - Rotterdam Square - soon to become Macy's

Hess's - Now Filenes(Rotterdam Square)

Jamesway - Schenectady - Closed in the 70's. Still vacant

Jamesway - Saratoga - demolished

Jordan Marsh - Now Macy's(Crossgates Mall)

Kings - Now OTB Teletheater

Kmart - Saratoga - Only Albany Kmart to close. Still vacant.

Lechmere - Still vacant

Media Play - Crossgates Commons - Now Tweeter(I believe)

Media Play - Mohawk Mall - demolished

Nobody Beats the Wiz - Now Cohoes Fashions(Crossgates)

Service Merchandise - Colonie - unknown

Service Merchandise - Saratoga - demolished

Stienbach - Colonie Center - Now Boscovs

Stienbach - Clifton Park - still vacant

Stienbach - Saratoga Springs - Now Dick's Sporting Goods(Wilton Mall)

Wards - Regional Flagship - Menands - Now offices

Wards - Mohawk Mall - Now demolished

Wards - Northway Mall - Now demolished

Wards - Saratoga Mall - Now demolished

Woolworth - Central Ave - Now offices

Woolworth - Westgate - demolished

Woolworth - Menands - half vacant/half Family Dollar

Woolworth - Northway Mall - demolished

Woolworth - Mohawk Mall - demolished

Woolworth - Schenectady - now offices

Woolworth - Stuyvesant Plaza - now smaller stores.


Kingston


Ames - still vacant. Former Jamesway

Caldor - Now Burlington Coat Factory

Filenes - to become Macys

Hess's - now Filenes

Jamesway - became Ames.

Kings - former Mammoth Mart - Now Marshalls

Kmart - Now Kohl's

Mammoth Mart - became Kings.

Wards - demolished

Woolworth - Wall Street - Now furniture store

Woolworth - Ulster - Now offices
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2006, 07:58:56 PM »

heasrs my list

Mount Kisco- Bedford hillls NY

Caldor now a kohls

Huffman koos now some cheep furnture store

waldbaums Became A&P now a Target

Silo now a A&P

White Planes/Elmsford/ Port Chester/ Eastchester /New Rochelle NY

Caldor now a Kmart

Montgomery Ward closed in 1981 became Macys whicihlatter moved now a Target and a Fienes basment

Waldbaums now A&P

Office Max now a Daffys
 
JC Penny Closed in 2001 now a Sears

Saks closed in 1996 now a Fourtan off

Elmsford

Bradlees closed in 1996 now a sam's

Howard Johnsons i forget whats there now

Eastchster

Service Merchandise still vacant i think ?

Lord & Taylor soon to be closed

Port Chester

Caldor store no 1 moved to a newer location

Caldor store 2 now a Kohls

Pergament splited into a Linenes N Things

Waldbaums now a A&P

Service merchandise closed in 1999 now a staples and smaller stores


New Rochelle

Macys closed in 1992 now New Rock city

Bloomingdales moved to White planes ny back in the 80's now New Rock City

Yonkers NY

Bradlees now a Super Stop & Shop

Franks unknown

Sterns now a Macys
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2006, 02:58:28 PM »

Kmart-Target
Bob Sumerel Tires-vacant
Long John Silver's-vacant
Bill Knapp's-demolished, now IHOP
IHOP-now Malloney's Irish Pub
NationalCity-vacant, moved to newly built building down the street
RadioShack-vacant?
John Shillito Building-apartments
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008, 01:42:41 PM »

Concord NH
Grossmans (closed around the late 80s/early 90s, became toys r us in 92)
True Value (closed in 1997 i think, became goodwill in 1998)
Strawberries (closed in 2003, now a jewerly store)
Popeyes, demolished, now KFC
IGA (Closed in the 80s, replaced with tons of toys and more from 87-91, replaced with ace hardware sometime in the 90s)
Kings (closed around 83-84, demolished around 2000-01, replaced with bed bath and beyond)
Walgreens (closed around late 90s, replaced with cardsmart and dollar tree)
Bradlees (closed in 2001, torn down and replaced with kohls)
Rich's (closed in 1997, now borders and staples)
Zayre (became ames around 89-90, closed in 2002, forget what replaced it)
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008, 02:56:49 PM »

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Originally posted by AmesNewington
Since there was a topic about GOB sales you've been to on this board, I decided to create a topic about stores that closed in your town. It doesn't only have to be an official GOB sale, it could also be stores that mysteriously closed.

1/2/2008-Updated the list and added a few more stores

My list:

(Newington, CT)

Bradlees (October 19, 1996) Replaced by Wal-Mart and Bassett Furniture in 2001.
Lechmere (1997) Replaced by Jo Ann Etc. and Big Lots in 2001 or 2002 and T-Mobile and FedEx Kinko's are to open in new expansion to the building in 2008.
Caldor (1999) replaced by Stew Leonards in May, 2007;
Ames (October 19, 2002) Replaced by Price Chopper in 2005
Media Play (January, 2004) Replaced by Bob's Clothing Store in 2004
Office Max (January, 2004) Replaced by Office Depot in 2006
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (2005) Replaced by CitiBank in 2006.
Levitz Furniture (2006) Replaced by Ann and Hope Bath Outlet in 2007.
KB Toy Works (2004) Replaced by Modell's Sporting Goods
Heartland Drug Store (1997) Replaced by Best Buy
Heartland Food Store (1997) Replaced by Raymour and Flanigan/Sealy Sleep Center
Office Depot (2003?) Replaced by Best Buy (was Heartland Drug)
F&M Drug (1995) Replaced by Toys 'r' Us in 1996
Service Merchandise (2002) Replaced by Stickley Audi Co., which may/may not close and be replaced by LA Fitness
Frank's Nursery and Crafts (2002) Replaced by Totally Kids Furniture in 2004 which closed soon thereafter. Still vacant.
A&P Super Foodmart (August 10, 2007) Is still vacant, however, an unknown supermarket chain may move in.

Berlin:

Railroad Salvage (closed in 1993?) replaced by A&P Super Foodmart in 1996.
Waldbaum's Foodmart (November, 1996) moved across to former Railroad Salvage building in 1996; replaced by Ocean State Job Lot in 2000 or earlier.
Woolworth (April, 1997) fire damaged the store; was demolished later that year and has remained an empty space ever since.

Rocky Hill:

A&P Super Foodmart (2003) replaced by Grand Union Family Markets and then closed a few months later. Replaced by Super Stop and Shop around 2005?
Caldor (1999) replaced by Wal-Mart
Ames (2002) not sure if still vacant. I heard many rumors business offices occupy the inside and the sign on the outside says Ames.

Southington:

Super Foodmart: Replaced by Southington Wines and Spirits and CT Lighting Center.



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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2008, 04:29:55 PM »

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Bradlees (closed in 2001, torn down and replaced with Kohls)
Zayre (became ames around 89-90, closed in 2002, forget what replaced it)


Didn't Bradlees became Lowe's ?
Zayre became Ames and now is Burlington Coat Factory :yup:
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2008, 05:00:26 PM »

....man you guys are :roll: and :bouncing:  hahahahah happy 08 ....this board rocks over others.
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2008, 08:06:25 PM »

Middletown, NY
Bradlees (half empty, half Ashley Furniture)
Caldor (empty)
Waldbaum's (Redner's)
Playtogs (flea market)
Lloyd's (demolished, then Stop & Shop, now Shoprite)
Sullivan's (Orange Plaza; demolished)
Greene's (Orange Plaza; demolished)
White's (became Caldor, now empty)
Ames (AC Moore & Media Play, now AC Moore, Michael's, and Steve & Barry's)
Safeway (Broadloom City)
Rickels (half Aldi, half Huffman Koos)
Fay Drug (became Eckerd, now closed)
Kids R Us (Babies R Us)
A&P (one is empty, the other is half Blockbuster)
The RX Place (What A Store)
Media Play (Michael's)
K-Mart (Burlington Coat Factory, Ulta, Panera Bread)
Woolworth (Orange Plaza location demolished, downtown empty)
Herman's (Salvation Army)
Service Merchandise (half Petsmart, half Home Goods)
Filene's Basement (taken over by the movie theatre)
Lechmere Home (H&M)
Steinbach (Dick's)
The Rag Shop (empty)
Nobody Beats the Wiz (FYE)
Famous Recipe (demolished, now Monro Muffler)
Krispy Kreme (Starbucks)
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2008, 09:46:16 AM »

Southington, Connecticut 2008 Edition:

Caldor - became Walmart

Super Foodmart - Southington Wine and Spirits, Namco, and CT Lighting Center

AMES (originally Zayres) - Bed Bath Beyond/Bob's Discount Furniture

Marshalls - Ocean State Job Lot

KMART - Price Chopper (My Price Chopper)

Pizza Hut (Demolished) - Outback Steakhouse

Joanne's - Dollar Tree

Shoprite - TJ MAXX

Shaw's - Still Vacant

KB Toys - 1/2 Citi Bank Other 1/2 Still Vacant

Strawberries (Music Store) - Still Vacant

Kenny Roger's Chicken (I think that was the one) - People's United Bank

Papa Gino's - Randy's Wooster Street Pizza

Dollar Tree - Still Vacant (DT moved into old Joanne's in same plaza)

Eblen's Clothing - Goodwill

Eblen's (Original Location) - Auto Parts Store

Plainville, CT January 2008:

KMART - DICK's Sporting Goods/Petsmart/DSW Shoe Warehouse (Building was added on to for DSW)

LEVITZ - Marshall's (Opening Soon)

Burger King - WildChild Organic Restaurant (was also previously Bosco's Italian Kitchen)

KB Toys - Closing in a few weeks

New Britain, CT January 2008:

Adam's IGA - Aldi's

Caldor - Walmart

Shaw's - Still Vacant

Department of Motor Vehicles - (demolished) Supposed to be home of Big Sky Fitness

Adams Superfood Store (Downtown) - Still Vacant

Liquor Depot - Dollar Dreams (LD Moved to a new plaza elsewhere in town)

Stop & Shop - PriceRite (S&S built a new superstore elsehwere in town. Same Plaza where LD is now)

Bess Eaton Donuts - Dunkin Donuts (BE closed a year or 2 before the whole chain went under)

D&L - Mitch's Place (giant discount department store/junk store)

Bristol, CT January 2008:

Waldbaum's Foodmart - Big Lots

Rickel - (Became Pergament) - Sears Hardware/Salvation Army Thrift Store

D&L - TJ MAXX (Possibly soon to be Job Lot)

Super Stop & Shop - Job Lot (Closing 1/20. Possible new location for TJ MAXX)

Bradlee's - Demolished for Super Stop & Shop

Caldor - (Later KMART) - Price Chopper

Party City - Citi Bank/Planet Fitness Expansion

Pep Boys - Yankee Harley Davidson Dealership

Bristol Centre Mall - Finally to be demolished any day now

Pizza Hut (Dine in Restaurant) - Soverign Bank (moved out of Shaw's)

Rumors: Shaw's closing in 2008. Chili's, Arby's, and LA Fitness building new plaza across from Walmart.

Bob's Discount Furniture - Goodwill (Note: this was not your typical Bobs DF. This was what was known as Little Bob's DF).

Taco Bell - Still Vacant (New Building Built further up Rt. 6)

Domino's Delivery/Take Out - Nextel Wireless (Domino's has since reopened elsewhere)

FYE (formerly Strawberries) - Closing Any Day Now

Baskin Robbins (Became independent Ice Cream Store) - Citi Financial

KB Toys - Still Vacant

Sbarro's - Starbucks
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2008, 10:22:06 AM »

Marc, since there is a rumor the Bristol Shaw's is closing, do you have any idea about Newington? We lost Foodmart last year so Shaw's recieved at least a little more business, and anytime I go there, the store is crowded. Also it being on the turnpike may help. However, Aldi is opening down the road soon, and the Foodmart space is rumored to be replaced by another food store. Do you have any idea what Shaw's will think about doing with the Newington store, since you've worked for them and know their ways of thinking.
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2008, 12:38:30 PM »

All I know is what they said when I left Shaw's in May 2006. The new parent company of Shaw's - SuperValu Inc. was gonna spend time evaluating the performances of all the Shaw's/Star Market stores and close down under performing locations. Thus far they've closed down 11 locations since October 2006. - Southington, Bridgeport, New Britain, Glastonbury, and now Waterbury in Connecticut. Worcester, New Bedford, and Hyanis in Massachusetts. And now 2 in the Providence area.

Of course we're are a rival company most in management at Price Chopper (and even us regular employees) believe Shaw's will be out of Connecticut all together by 2010. Some believe the whole company may go under.
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2008, 07:03:21 PM »

I heard somewhere (maybe here) that the Newington Shaw's was one of, if not the most profitable Shaw's in the state. Of course, Price Chopper came, and Stew Leonards if you want to count it. I can't understand why variety seems to be slimmer. If Shaw's closes, the town would have two regular supermarkets left.
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2008, 06:44:03 PM »

Stratford CT:
Bradlees at The Dock. Now a BJ's
(Not really in stratford but close enough)2 level  Caldor in Hawley lane mall. Turned into Kohl's

Seymour CT:

Ames in Tri-town Plaza. Still vacant, and still untouched.

ATTENTION: THE K-MART IN THE ORANGE DERBY PLAZA HAS BEEN OR IS IN THE PROCESS OF DEMOLITION!
There was even a newspaper article about it, and I can show it if you want.
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2008, 09:55:03 PM »

Zayre to Ames closed in 1993 and turned into A Montgomery Wards and now Target.
Another Zayre closed in 1987 demolished and Walmart has been there ever since.
Kmart closed one store in 2003 & is now Bealls.
Kmart's other store is now Sears Essentials.
Old Walmart is now a Lowes.
Two Scotty's Hardware stores closed in 2005 one is still vacant the other is now a church.
Old Food Lion is now Lifestyle Family Fitness.
Sofa Express still vacant.
All in Lakeland FL.
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2008, 10:00:17 PM »

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Zayre to Ames closed in 1993 and turned into A Montgomery Wards and now Target.
Another Zayre closed in 1987 demolished and Walmart has been there ever since.
Kmart closed one store in 2003 & is now Bealls.
Kmart's other store is now Sears Essentials.
Old Walmart is now a Lowes.
Two Scotty's Hardware stores closed in 2005 one is still vacant the other is now a church.
Old Food Lion is now Lifestyle Family Fitness.
Sofa Express still vacant.
All in Lakeland FL.


Ah...you have every type turning into every type of buiding across the country...I hate fitness centers.....grrrrrr
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2008, 12:58:50 PM »

We have had another Wards location from the 80's turn into a church. Actually it is the old Lakeland Mall that went out completely in 90 or 91. It housed Wards, Sam's J.C. Penney, Belk and other stores. Sears at that time was right across the street in its own shopping center called 'Sears Town' which is still there but the old Sears location is a college and it now has Subway, Big Lots, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Save A Lot, and a chinese resturant. The place has gone to crap over the last 10 years or so. I also know that the fitness center that i previously mentioned may be kicked out real soon for lack of business.
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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2008, 02:13:10 PM »

There have been so many retail changes in my area, it's hard to remember them all! Where to begin...I have it broken up by shopping center

-Jamesway/Acme...demo'd for a Sears Hardware and Redner's Warehouse Market (around 1995)
-Moovies! Video Rental/Name changed to Video Update/Now a GameStop and gymboree type place
-"The Big Party!" (Party City Clone)/Halloween Store/Sleepy's/now generic mattress store

-ShopRite/Acme(replacement for ^/Demolished for a Kohl's
-King's/Ames (closed early 90's)/Family Toy Warehouse/Marshalls-Homegoods combo store
-Roy Rogers/Now Applebee's

-Independent market(Thriftway?)/Dollar Express & Spain's Cards & Gifts/Now Dollar Tree (Spain's side is vacant)

Clover Discount Store(closed 1997)/Demolished in early 2000's for a Home Depot
-Another independent market (Shop 'n Bag), now a carpet place

-Drive-In Movie Theater (owned by AMC at one point), demolished around 2000 for a Target, Lowe's, Genuardi's Market (now owned by Safeway), Bed Bath and Beyond

-Shoprite?/Pathmark/closed in 2005, became Waterloo Gardens in 2007

-Rickel Home Center (adjacent center to ^)-Closed in late 90's/Staples/Now Vacant
-(Pantry Pride market?)/Genuardi's--closed in 1994 I think/Now a very dirty Petco

-50's Acme Market/Drug Emporium up to 2003/Demolished for a free standing Rite Aid

-Frank's Nursery-Now a Goodwill store

-ShopRite/AARP Discount Pharmacy/demolished for a Commerce Bank and open space

-Caldor--closed in 1999/Ames for about 2 years/Burlington Coat Factory for another year or so/being remodeled for a Mealey's Furniture
-Silo Electronics/i.Goldberg Army-Navy/generic furniture store/now a Planet Fitness
-Thrift Drug/(renamed Eckerd)/dollar store/vacant
-Boston Market (opened as Boston Chicken)/SaladWorks
-?/Coconuts Music/Vacant

-Channel Hardware/Opened as one of the area's first Wal-Mart's in 1997

And the next shopping center is my favorite...soo many changes and it's only 10 years old!
-Crown Books--went out after a few years/split between Famous Footwear/a new Mattress Giant/H&R Block
-HomePlace/split between Ross, Rag Shop, some tween boutique
-OfficeMax/now A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts (operated/s directly next to Rag Shop for about a year)
-Rag Shop/Being remodeled for a Modell's Sporting Goods?
-Super G Market/Shop & Save/now a ShopRite

-and a little further away from the above stores there was a Woolco/Bradlees/now Wal-Mart/soon vacant (Wal-Mart is building a SuperCenter)
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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2008, 10:27:53 AM »

Circuit City- Closed.
Sealy mattress store- Dollar Tree.
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2008, 12:55:24 PM »

Fulton NY
Jamesway Closed 1995 80,000SF Now Tracter Supply 25,000 SF Cayuga Community College 55,000 SF
Oswego NY
WT Grants Closed in 1978 Now JC Pennys
Jamesway 1995 Closed now P&C Fresh Markets
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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2008, 12:56:02 PM »

and in oswego
Ames now Tractor Supply Peebles
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2008, 08:39:31 PM »

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Since there was a topic about GOB sales you've been to on this board, I decided to create a topic about stores that closed in your town. It doesn't only have to be an official GOB sale, it could also be stores that mysteriously closed.

My list:

(Newington, CT)

Bradlees (October 19, 1996) Replaced by Wal-Mart and Bassett Furniture in 2001.
Lechmere (1997) Replaced by Jo Ann Etc. and Big Lots in 2001 or 2002
Caldor (1999) Soon to be replaced by Stew Leonards in April, 2007; however still vacant
Ames (October 19, 2002) Replaced by Price Chopper in 2005
Media Play (January, 2004) Replaced by Bob's Clothing Store in 2004
Office Max (January, 2004) Still Vacant
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (2005) Still Vacant
Levitz Furniture (2006) Still Vacant
KB Toy Works (2004) Replaced by Modell's Sporting Goods
Heartland Drug Store (1997) Replaced by Best Buy
Heartland Food Store (1997) Replaced by Raymour and Flanigan
Office Depot (2003?) Replaced by Best Buy (was Heartland Drug)
F&M Drug (1995) Replaced by Toys 'r' Us in 1996
Service Merchandise (2002) Replaced by Stickley Audi Co.
Frank's Nursery and Crafts (2002) Replaced by Totally Kids Furniture in 2004


Hmm...

In East Hartford, Connecticut -

J.M Field's became Burlington Coat Factory (circa 1976) - Furniture Warehouse (2004)
Woolworth (downtown east Hartford) became a beauty school.
woolworth (Silver Lane Plaza) Exotic Pets & Fins
Silver Lane Rexall Pharmacy - ? - then Rose City Auction (a pawn shop)
Stop & Shop became Comsumers Appliances then a Staus Auto - when I left East Hartford, it was still empty.

(Stop & Shop moved to a new location - Charter Oak Plaza)
Stop & Shop <first COP location> became Amazing, Dave's Deals now BigLots.
PapaGino's, Guardsmen men, Athletic Attic, Fayva Shoe - became Stop&Shop second COP location.
Bradlee's became Burlington Coat Factory and Aaron's Rentals in 2003.

Mammouth Mart - Mars -Edwards - Big Y

Popular Supermarkets - Top Notch (Burnside Ave Location) - Burnside Furniture.

First National <Silver Lane> - Finast - Top Notch (Silver Lane location) - Best Food Warehouse - three d bed & bath - salvation Army and the location is now building an ALDI.

How about this -- A united methodist church became a SEAPARK department Store, which in 2000 closed and was torn down.
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« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2008, 11:12:26 PM »

My list isn't very big (and likely not very complete) but I thought I'd post it anyways

Warren, PA

Jamesway - July 1992. Closed due to a flood. 4 feet high water throughout and the second disaster the store had since opening. There had also been a fire years before and they rebuilt on the same exact spot. The building was divided up into 3 storefronts but is owned by Valu Home Centers out of Buffalo, NY. Advance Auto Parts rents part of the building and Family Dollar had rented the other spot til it closed. That spot is still empty. The building has kept its rep as disaster prone since Jamesway left. It has almost flooded numerous times, almost burned down a few times and had a partial roof collapse this passed memorial day weekend. I blame the Jamesway cart sitting in the electrical room...j/k.

Waldenbooks - March 2007. Was in the mall and victim to Borders deciding to close alot of the mall stores. I was there every pay day until they closed buying everything I could.  They actually did great business considering their location.

Quality Markets - August 2007. Same plaza as the above. Sits a little higher so it doesn't quite have the flood risk. Penn Traffic closed this store I think because they didn't want to compete with Wal-mart but had almost been closed a few other times. Even former employees say it was actually Thornes Bilo (also owned by Penn Traffic) that caused the demise. Bilo added a gas station and business took off so Penn Traffic opted to close Quality since it was under-performing.

Kresge - Not really sure of when the store closed as it was before my time but I know the Liberty St Plaza is in its place and has been since the store closed.

Others I know of but not really any reasoning or info: ACME, KB Toys, County Market, Bath and Body Works...

Sorry about all of the detail. I actually worked for Valu Home Centers until December of 2007 so I experienced alot of the almost disasters.
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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2009, 11:05:02 PM »

My list:

- Acme (grocery store) closed in 2006.
- IGA closed in late 90's.
- Food 4 Less closed in early 00's.
- Drug Emporium closed in 2008.
- Heilig Meyer's closed in late 90's, demolished.
- Superior Furnature closed 2008.
- Woolworth closed possibly in the 80's, demolished.
- G.C. Murphy closed mid 80's, recently demolishd.
- Murhpy's Mart bought out, converted to Ames in 1985.
- Ames x2 closed late 80's, and 2002.
- Hills bought out, converted to Ames in 1999.
- Jefferson Ward (in neighboring town) closed in 1988.
- Montomery Ward closed in 2001.
- Original Montgomery Ward closed in 70's, demolished.
- Original JC Penny closed in early 80's, demolished.
- Original Sears closed in 80's, demolished.
- Belcher closed in early 00's.
- Sun Computer closed in late 90's.
- Value City closed 2008.
- Goody's closed 2008.
- Kay Toys closed late 90's.
- KB Toys closed 2008.
- Family Toy Wharehouse closed mid 00's.
- Farm and Fleet closed mid 90's
- The old Big Lots location was demolished after harsh mid 90's winter damage.
- Burger Boy closed in 80's.
- Footlocker closed in 2008.
- Heck's closed in late 80's.
- Food Land closed in late 90's.

Countless stores inside the now nearly empty Raleigh Mall.

That's all I can really think of right now.
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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2009, 05:35:35 PM »

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Originally posted by HeatherM
My list isn't very big (and likely not very complete) but I thought I'd post it anyways

Warren, PA

Jamesway - July 1992. Closed due to a flood. 4 feet high water throughout and the second disaster the store had since opening. There had also been a fire years before and they rebuilt on the same exact spot. The building was divided up into 3 storefronts but is owned by Valu Home Centers out of Buffalo, NY. Advance Auto Parts rents part of the building and Family Dollar had rented the other spot til it closed. That spot is still empty. The building has kept its rep as disaster prone since Jamesway left. It has almost flooded numerous times, almost burned down a few times and had a partial roof collapse this passed memorial day weekend. I blame the Jamesway cart sitting in the electrical room...j/k.

Waldenbooks - March 2007. Was in the mall and victim to Borders deciding to close alot of the mall stores. I was there every pay day until they closed buying everything I could.  They actually did great business considering their location.

Quality Markets - August 2007. Same plaza as the above. Sits a little higher so it doesn't quite have the flood risk. Penn Traffic closed this store I think because they didn't want to compete with Wal-mart but had almost been closed a few other times. Even former employees say it was actually Thornes Bilo (also owned by Penn Traffic) that caused the demise. Bilo added a gas station and business took off so Penn Traffic opted to close Quality since it was under-performing.

Kresge - Not really sure of when the store closed as it was before my time but I know the Liberty St Plaza is in its place and has been since the store closed.

Others I know of but not really any reasoning or info: ACME, KB Toys, County Market, Bath and Body Works...

Sorry about all of the detail. I actually worked for Valu Home Centers until December of 2007 so I experienced alot of the almost disasters.


Warren is directly south of Jamestown, NY, where Jamesway was founded in 1961.
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