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« Reply #1530 on: August 05, 2015, 02:47:10 PM »

Pfizer sold the Caldor Plaza in Groton CT, over to EB. Once that happened, the plaza dropped security; So got to explore the old Caldor plaza, and it is frozen in time (except for the newly remodeled Shoprite); Very little change the inside walkway; A lot of the same things on the outside, including some nifty surprises in the back. Been to the plaza now about 7 times (In the last couple weeks) to grab pictures of it, and so has Nicholas of Caldor Rainbow. Pictures are on his flickr, and I'll be sure to upload all of mine.

Yesterday, I noticed a change; EB started construction on the inside; So doors were open; Began taking pictures of the outside until I was actually invited inside by one of the workers, just for a sneak peak. Made the mistake of taking pictures on the inside because I was then approached by construction management, asking what I was doing, and that its EB property and that I need to delete only the inside pictures, I can keep the outside. Let me tell you, the inside was a bit odd, just think of a Warehouse that contains elements of an aged Caldor!
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« Reply #1531 on: August 05, 2015, 04:44:39 PM »

EB is a Electric Boat over in Groton, all confidential with them. Although, there wasn't very much going on inside except for just some construction! Oddly enough the manager was actually understanding when I explained to him.

Man, first time I got on to that plaza a few weeks back it was such a rush! Taking pictures of everything! (Including the Former Outparcel Bank); and just had to tell Nick of Caldor Rainbow about it!


(Is the Hartford Bradlees building still around?)
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« Reply #1532 on: August 05, 2015, 04:48:18 PM »


(Is the Hartford Bradlees building still around?)

They redeveloped the property.
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« Reply #1533 on: August 05, 2015, 04:52:27 PM »

I know I probably got my fair share of looks when I snapped pictures of the Manchester and Hartford Bradlees locations, the New Britain Shaw's and the now-demolished Chung Property in Plainville, one of the reasons I only snap pics on special locations, too risky.

They want to turn the old Shaw's in New Britain into some kind of storage facility.  Angry - A different type of storage facility than the one just down the street from the old Shaw's.

As for the Chung Property in Plainville I hear a Goodwill Store is going to be part of the new development.  :(
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« Reply #1534 on: August 05, 2015, 05:05:19 PM »


(Is the Hartford Bradlees building still around?)

They redeveloped the property.

Ah!
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« Reply #1535 on: August 05, 2015, 05:25:13 PM »

POPE COMMONS HARTFORD (former Bradlees):

http://f8properties.com/property/pope-commons-hartford-ct/

AN Article from 2011:

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20111207/NEWS01/312079994/moutas-hartford-pope-commons-expands----again
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« Reply #1536 on: August 05, 2015, 05:49:32 PM »

Well, Looks like any vacant Bradlees are south of us now!;

Wondering if I should head out to the Caldor plaza again tonight, while construction is at a halt.
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« Reply #1537 on: August 05, 2015, 08:53:21 PM »

Nick/The Caldor Rainbow recently posted images of the Vacant Caldor in Groton of Phzfr Global Research Property on Flickr. Never knew Stews in Newington was a Caldor and will never look at it the same way.
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« Reply #1538 on: August 05, 2015, 09:14:45 PM »

Nick/The Caldor Rainbow recently posted images of the Vacant Caldor in Groton of Phzfr Global Research Property on Flickr.

Mhm! Glad he got down there too!
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« Reply #1539 on: March 20, 2016, 07:07:43 AM »

Vanna White at Norwalk, Connecticut Caldor in May 1987







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« Reply #1540 on: April 22, 2017, 06:11:34 PM »

Caldor Plaza in Wallingford

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/wallingford/wallingfordnews/9308398-154/throwbackthursday-caldor-plaza-in-wallingford.html#gallery-3
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« Reply #1541 on: June 10, 2017, 12:28:47 AM »

I was going through our spare room and I found a CD my Dad never used, still in the packaging. I was pretty excited to find it!
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« Reply #1542 on: June 19, 2017, 02:28:55 PM »

Is there a list somewhere of Caldor locations that are still vacant?

I know in Waterbury, CT the old Caldor is vacant except for a 25,000 Square Foot Planet Fitness. Bernie's relocated to this plaza and remains vacant since that chain's demise in 2010. There was also a Jump Zone next to Bernie's and they closed in 2013 and 2014.

In New Britain, CT Caldor became Walmart in 02 or 03 and they closed in 09. They're going to become a storage facility.

In Derby, CT Walmart in the former Caldor closed in 2016.
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« Reply #1543 on: June 19, 2017, 09:25:47 PM »

Is there a list somewhere of Caldor locations that are still vacant?

I know in Waterbury, CT the old Caldor is vacant except for a 25,000 Square Foot Planet Fitness. Bernie's relocated to this plaza and remains vacant since that chain's demise in 2010. There was also a Jump Zone next to Bernie's and they closed in 2013 and 2014.

In New Britain, CT Caldor became Walmart in 02 or 03 and they closed in 09. They're going to become a storage facility.

In Derby, CT Walmart in the former Caldor closed in 2016.

ya wont find it! caldor closed so long ago the babies born then just graduated high school.
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« Reply #1544 on: June 20, 2017, 08:12:22 AM »

May also be that (in many places) there are no vacant stores left, having been such a long time that they've either been re-occupied or removed for other things.

That would be the case for any I can think of here in the (greater) Albany NY area - several demolished and replaced by other stores, a couple others re-occupied by another store (or stores).  Also for a couple I know of elsewhere (Poughkeepsie NY and one in Woodbridge NJ, both demolished and replaced by supermarkets).

There are probably a handful more vacant stores when it comes to Ames only due to some of their locations being in smaller towns (where nothing else is interested in going) and being a couple years later, but even those are getting to be a limited number.
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« Reply #1545 on: June 20, 2017, 12:48:58 PM »

May also be that (in many places) there are no vacant stores left, having been such a long time that they've either been re-occupied or removed for other things.

That would be the case for any I can think of here in the (greater) Albany NY area - several demolished and replaced by other stores, a couple others re-occupied by another store (or stores).  Also for a couple I know of elsewhere (Poughkeepsie NY and one in Woodbridge NJ, both demolished and replaced by supermarkets).

There are probably a handful more vacant stores when it comes to Ames only due to some of their locations being in smaller towns (where nothing else is interested in going) and being a couple years later, but even those are getting to be a limited number.

Do you think locations I mentioned such as New Britain, Derby, and Waterbury count as being vacant Caldor locations since the Walmart's that were located in New Britain and Derby and the Bernie's/Jump Zone in Waterbury have since closed?

18 years this year for Caldor.
17 years this year for Bradlees.
15 years this year for Ames.

It's crazy it's been so long. Being a guy in his 30s I remember these closings well. Caldor and Bradlees were both in my hometown growing up. Ames was in the town where I live now. They close the year before. I wanted Bradlees to be my first job. I applied there 2 weeks before I turned 16 and never heard from them, so when they closed you bet I did a happy dance. I applied at Bradlees even though I preferred Caldor because Bradlees was closer and I didn't have a license. That way my parents wouldn't have to travel as far.
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« Reply #1546 on: August 23, 2017, 10:51:52 PM »

May also be that (in many places) there are no vacant stores left, having been such a long time that they've either been re-occupied or removed for other things.

That would be the case for any I can think of here in the (greater) Albany NY area - several demolished and replaced by other stores, a couple others re-occupied by another store (or stores).  Also for a couple I know of elsewhere (Poughkeepsie NY and one in Woodbridge NJ, both demolished and replaced by supermarkets).

There are probably a handful more vacant stores when it comes to Ames only due to some of their locations being in smaller towns (where nothing else is interested in going) and being a couple years later, but even those are getting to be a limited number.

Do you think locations I mentioned such as New Britain, Derby, and Waterbury count as being vacant Caldor locations since the Walmart's that were located in New Britain and Derby and the Bernie's/Jump Zone in Waterbury have since closed?

18 years this year for Caldor.
17 years this year for Bradlees.
15 years this year for Ames.

It's crazy it's been so long. Being a guy in his 30s I remember these closings well. Caldor and Bradlees were both in my hometown growing up. Ames was in the town where I live now. They close the year before. I wanted Bradlees to be my first job. I applied there 2 weeks before I turned 16 and never heard from them, so when they closed you bet I did a happy dance. I applied at Bradlees even though I preferred Caldor because Bradlees was closer and I didn't have a license. That way my parents wouldn't have to travel as far.

The last 2 were in Middletown NY not too sure if there is any of it still left and there was one in Queens that became an asian mall. Closest you will get to seeing a closed one if the 3 Kmarts near me closed. All of them were former caldors and still retain most of the look to this day. Mainly the Mahopac NY one Witch reopended in 1996 and became a big kmart  in late 1999 or early 2000
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