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« Reply #180 on: November 13, 2017, 08:06:50 AM »

Charter Oak Mall (East Hartford, Connecticut) by JJBers, on Flickr
It's in a sketchy area, so that's why.

I don't go to East Hartford very often, but it's been my observation that most of the city is sketchy. That's why even when I do get my own automobile I don't think I'm going to take my friend up on his offer to sit in on his radio show on La Mega, which has their studios on Burnside Avenue. He hosts 2 shows on the station - one that's mainly in Spanish and the other that's mainly in English. Obviously I would sit in on the show that he does in English.
Yeah, my parents occasionally have training which mostly takes place in East Hartford. My mom blames the public transport, allowing most of Hartford to dump into the area.
And for any non-natives of CT, Hartford is the equivalent of Cleveland, the north end especially.
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« Reply #181 on: November 19, 2017, 08:00:26 PM »

Sorry for the low-quality photo, but this is the infamous green stripe that's still on the old-Ames back wall of our new Big Lots. Further down the back of the store, there's a second set of doors that reveal more of the stripe, as well as a portion of the wall that's been broken out that, I assume, was where Ames's back door was to their Receiving area. It's pretty nostalgic to see that stripe, but I thought it'd be higher up on the wall than it is. Also, I have to wonder how much of the back offices are in tact, since I could see one of the old Security Windows still in place...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbnNUSyB3Pw/?taken-by=jasontakach
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« Reply #182 on: November 21, 2017, 06:56:32 PM »

Here is the Big Lots from Norwich, this was a former Caldor before the mall was renovated into a strip mall:

Norwichtown Commons by JJBers, on Flickr
I would have a photo of the Big Lots in East Hartford, but it came out blurry, so instead enjoy this photo of the sign:

Charter Oak Mall (East Hartford, Connecticut) by JJBers, on Flickr
It's in a sketchy area, so that's why.

JJBers, I have to disagree about  Charter Oak Mall being in a  sketchy area. I grew up East of the mall (Sunset Ridge Estates area) and it isn't bad. Of course, directly to the west is the lower middle class apartment complex, and south is the dead Silver Lane Plaza (my hangout was the Woolworths and JM Fields).

I know the town is not what is was back in the 70s and 80s, but it is an underrated town.
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« Reply #183 on: November 21, 2017, 07:00:53 PM »

Charter Oak Mall (East Hartford, Connecticut) by JJBers, on Flickr
It's in a sketchy area, so that's why.

I don't go to East Hartford very often, but it's been my observation that most of the city is sketchy. That's why even when I do get my own automobile I don't think I'm going to take my friend up on his offer to sit in on his radio show on La Mega, which has their studios on Burnside Avenue. He hosts 2 shows on the station - one that's mainly in Spanish and the other that's mainly in English. Obviously I would sit in on the show that he does in English.
Yeah, my parents occasionally have training which mostly takes place in East Hartford. My mom blames the public transport, allowing most of Hartford to dump into the area.
And for any non-natives of CT, Hartford is the equivalent of Cleveland, the north end especially.

True about Hartford...
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« Reply #184 on: November 21, 2017, 07:28:38 PM »

Here is the Big Lots from Norwich, this was a former Caldor before the mall was renovated into a strip mall:

Norwichtown Commons by JJBers, on Flickr
I would have a photo of the Big Lots in East Hartford, but it came out blurry, so instead enjoy this photo of the sign:

Charter Oak Mall (East Hartford, Connecticut) by JJBers, on Flickr
It's in a sketchy area, so that's why.

JJBers, I have to disagree about  Charter Oak Mall being in a  sketchy area. I grew up East of the mall (Sunset Ridge Estates area) and it isn't bad. Of course, directly to the west is the lower middle class apartment complex, and south is the dead Silver Lane Plaza (my hangout was the Woolworths and JM Fields).

I know the town is not what is was back in the 70s and 80s, but it is an underrated town.
I'm not sure, the abandoned cinema there has some crime issues, and that's directly across the street from the mall
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« Reply #185 on: December 06, 2017, 07:19:27 PM »

Sorry for the low-quality photo, but this is the infamous green stripe that's still on the old-Ames back wall of our new Big Lots. Further down the back of the store, there's a second set of doors that reveal more of the stripe, as well as a portion of the wall that's been broken out that, I assume, was where Ames's back door was to their Receiving area. It's pretty nostalgic to see that stripe, but I thought it'd be higher up on the wall than it is. Also, I have to wonder how much of the back offices are in tact, since I could see one of the old Security Windows still in place...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbnNUSyB3Pw/?taken-by=jasontakach

The Ocean State Job Lot in Jewett City still has the green stripe around their back room as well. They even use the old Ames register stations still, complete with the A+ logo on the sides of the lighted numbers still.
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« Reply #186 on: December 06, 2017, 07:26:48 PM »

Sorry for the low-quality photo, but this is the infamous green stripe that's still on the old-Ames back wall of our new Big Lots. Further down the back of the store, there's a second set of doors that reveal more of the stripe, as well as a portion of the wall that's been broken out that, I assume, was where Ames's back door was to their Receiving area. It's pretty nostalgic to see that stripe, but I thought it'd be higher up on the wall than it is. Also, I have to wonder how much of the back offices are in tact, since I could see one of the old Security Windows still in place...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbnNUSyB3Pw/?taken-by=jasontakach

The Ocean State Job Lot in Jewett City still has the green stripe around their back room as well. They even use the old Ames register stations still, complete with the A+ logo on the sides of the lighted numbers still.
There in October, took photos. (see the thread for Jewett City in Ames locations)
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