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« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2005, 02:01:35 PM »

Apparently this was a Woolco that moved in a two story Sears building. Not sure if the second floor was used for shoping though.



I wonder if there are any of these stores that were not taken over by another, that still exists today. :huh:
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« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2005, 02:42:39 PM »

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Apparently this was a Woolco that moved in a two story Sears building. Not sure if the second floor was used for shoping though.



I wonder if there are any of these stores that were not taken over by another, that still exists today. :huh:



i doubt it woolco has been clsoed for 22 years now most of there stores became Caldor Bradlees Ames Jamesway Kmart ect most of witch are clsoed now as thougfsh stores
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« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2005, 03:05:59 PM »

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$1.60 for a two liter? No wonder why Woolco went out of business :yup:


What are you talking about? That says 89 cents.



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« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2005, 05:49:23 PM »

The Berlin, CT store, which was destroyed by fire, has been empty (literally; the building has been gone since 1999). The landlords of this shopping center probably don't care. My mom used to work in this plaza (Waldbaum's Foodmart which is now A&P Super Foodmart). They moved foodmart next to Woolworth's in 1996, and when Woolworth had the fire, an empty part of the new Foodmart building was damaged. After the poor destroyed Woolworth sat for two years untouched, they tore the building down (it was a really bad fire, maybe Arson, and the entire ceiling caved in.) They should of known that a torched building standing on what ever structure it had left would maybe collapse even more let it sit there. The empty spot doesn't even look nice. The walls look awful and they park ugly trucks there. In 2002, they re-did the facade of the older half of the plaza to make way for new stores. Ocean State Job Lot and Family Dollars anchor the older half. The movie theater next door to Woolworth was destroyed in 1997, and that whole strip is simply blocked with white boards. Berlin has no stores, and would benefit from new business.
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« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2005, 01:11:09 AM »

Does anyone know why Woolco went out of business in the U.S. in 1982 but made it in Canada until circa 1994.  Did they have a better standing with customers up north? :huh:
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« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2005, 07:23:42 AM »

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Does anyone know why Woolco went out of business in the U.S. in 1982 but made it in Canada until circa 1994.  Did they have a better standing with customers up north? :huh:


Maybe, i think the competition was less strong up north too.  Woolco was the second largest disount department store chain behind Zellers and over Kmart.  With no Wal-Mart.    The stores were big and many were in great locations.  I remember they used the slogan: "Woolco, where the prices are just the beginning"
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« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2005, 10:48:05 AM »

Does anybody know how many U.S. locations Woolco had at its peak?  Did they all close down at once or slowly like Howard Johnson's? :huh:
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« Reply #67 on: July 26, 2005, 09:25:49 AM »

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« Reply #68 on: July 26, 2005, 01:40:22 PM »

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rjf (my idea) - woolco


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« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2005, 02:26:03 PM »

haha!
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« Reply #70 on: August 01, 2005, 07:58:59 AM »

An old Woolworth.
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« Reply #71 on: August 01, 2005, 07:59:31 AM »

An old Woolco in Tucson, Arizona.
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« Reply #72 on: August 01, 2005, 08:00:57 AM »

An old Woolco sign, ruined. :(

-Edit: Amesman: Picture size too big. Must be no bigger than 640 X 480. Sorry -
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« Reply #73 on: August 01, 2005, 05:20:15 PM »

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An old Woolco.



cool woolco i wonder if it became a Caldor Or Ames
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« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2005, 05:33:07 PM »

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An old Woolco.



cool woolco i wonder if it became a Caldor Or Ames


Or a Bradlees. I don't know what ever happened to it. I don't even know where it is.
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« Reply #75 on: August 01, 2005, 05:37:40 PM »

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An old Woolco.



cool woolco i wonder if it became a Caldor Or Ames


Or a Bradlees. I don't know what ever happened to it. I don't even know where it is.



na Bradlees took over the ones that had the outher look

i just wanna let u know resize your pictures before u post them or cheack them before u post them because it causes more spaces on the page its a rule on hear just to let u know:)
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« Reply #76 on: August 07, 2005, 03:46:24 PM »

Heres the store it went to. This Woolco was later a Wal-Mart and now its abandon. > http://www.psychogeography.ca/blog/archives/AbandonedWalmart.JPG
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« Reply #77 on: August 09, 2005, 07:14:20 AM »

A 1940's Woolworth ad on Ebay! :holysh::roll:
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« Reply #78 on: August 09, 2005, 07:15:46 AM »

Woolco mint tin.
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« Reply #79 on: August 09, 2005, 07:16:34 AM »

A Woolworth and Woolco sign, orange.
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« Reply #80 on: August 14, 2005, 03:04:13 PM »

Typical Woolco and former Woolco signs.

The one at left is a sign still used today by Kohl's at the Nashua Mall.  The store was a Woolco, then Bradlees, then Kohl's.  

The sign is shorter than it used to be.
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« Reply #81 on: August 15, 2005, 02:04:09 PM »

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An old Woolco.
that looks verey verey simaler to the caldor in NJ
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« Reply #82 on: August 15, 2005, 02:08:30 PM »

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An old Woolco.
that looks verey verey simaler to the caldor in NJ


That might be it. Looks very simular.
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« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2005, 02:09:45 PM »

Heres a blue Woolco sign.
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« Reply #84 on: December 05, 2005, 02:11:41 PM »

Heres an old Woolco brand 45. It appears to be in German.

http://www.mgthomas.co.uk/dancebands/IndexPages/labelindex-T-Z.htm
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« Reply #85 on: December 05, 2005, 02:13:49 PM »

Woolworth/Woolco brand sewing needles.

http://www.backalleyantiques.com/sewing%20collectibles.htm
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« Reply #86 on: December 05, 2005, 02:16:50 PM »

An old 1920's Woolworth.

http://www.cbhpa.com/william%20Wilbur%20collections.htm
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« Reply #87 on: December 05, 2005, 02:20:38 PM »

A nice Woolworth with there older lettering. I like that block font.

http://audiostreet.infront.co.uk
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« Reply #88 on: December 05, 2005, 02:21:45 PM »

Also a nice looking Woolco.


http://audiostreet.infront.co.uk
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« Reply #89 on: December 05, 2005, 02:23:56 PM »

Just got to say it, a nice looking Woolworth.


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