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« on: November 02, 2015, 01:28:54 AM »

There were at least three Ames store in Cincinnati and the surrounding area:

- One located in Hyde Park Plaza, in Hyde Park. Space was reused by bigg's, which was subsequently converted to a Remke (currently open).
- One located in Western Woods Mall, formerly a W.T. Grant, JC Penney and Zayre. Ames closed around 1991 and became a HomeGoods a few years later. Has since been demolished; a Home Depot stands on the site.
- One located in Hillcrest Square in Roselawn. Closed sometime in the early '90s and became a cheap furniture outlet before becoming a Roses seven years ago.

Former Ames, Cincinnati, OH by Harvestman Man, on Flickr

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Hillcrest lost the tenant that leased almost half its retail space when Ames department store closed several years ago.
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There may have been a fourth location at Beechmont Mall in Anderson Township. The store was once a Gold Circle and later a Hills, but I'm not sure if it was ever an Ames. It was later a Kmart and is now being partially demolished.

Unfortunately I don't know the store numbers of any of these...no pictures that I've found, either.
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 12:39:55 PM »

Interesting.  Ames did not have a lot of stores in malls.
Defiance, Ohio is a notable exception that comes to mind.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 11:20:49 AM »

- One located in Hillcrest Square in Roselawn. Closed sometime in the early '90s and became a cheap furniture outlet before becoming a Roses seven years ago.

Seems sensible - Roses does seem kind of similar to what stores like Ames, Caldor etc. used to be.


Interesting.  Ames did not have a lot of stores in malls.
Defiance, Ohio is a notable exception that comes to mind.

The only one I can think of here was the one they got from Hills in the Berkshire Mall (just outside Pittsfield MA).  There may have been one in Watertown, but I don't know if that was the Ames or again the Hills they acquired.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 12:49:11 AM »

Here's the Hyde Park location.  I suspect it's been pretty heavily renovated on the outside but am not sure what it would have looked like originally.

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