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« on: October 19, 2017, 02:28:20 AM »

I had this weird dream that I was going through a small town and there was an Ames that had been converted into a gymnasium that had even taken to calling itself the Ames gym.. any former Ames stores have this fate? I mean they did build in allot of rural settings
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 07:03:13 AM »

Good ol' Dayville got this fate, it became a Planet Fitness in 2011.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 10:16:09 AM »

None of the Ames in my current location are gyms.

Of the ones I am aware of:

One is now a Walmart
One is now a DSW Shoe Warehouse
One is now a Goodwill
One is now a Big Lots
Two were torn-down and a Lowes was built on the properties.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 10:51:52 AM »

Good ol' Dayville got this fate, it became a Planet Fitness in 2011.
Forgot about Norwich, where a bit of the former Ames became a WOW! gym before the gym closed.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 11:03:58 AM »

None of the Ames have, but part of the Sears in Buckhorn/Bloomsburg PA and part of the Giant in Shamokin Dam PA have.

Ames list from Eastern/Central PA
Bloomsburg: Movie Theater
Buckhorn/Bloomsburg: Dunhams Sports 3/4, Vacant 1/4
Berwick: Factory offices
Hazleton/Shamokin: Vacant
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 06:07:04 PM »

Depending on how particular you want to be, the Ames in Greenport (Hudson) NY was subdivided and one part (which was originally an auto service center from the original Barkers turned Kings turned Ames and not really used by Ames aside from storage) is now a Planet Fitness, so...

Also, the one on Watt Street in Schenectady (a store they got later on from Caldor) - most of it is PriceRite, but there is a Best Fitness which may be part of the former Ames/Caldor space?

The rest are a variety of things but not any kind of gym (at least those I know of) - Hardware/building store, office space, supermarket, hobby store (with part added to a neighboring supermarket), big lots and something else combo, family $ and Ace combo, Marshalls and partially demolished and still a few outlying ones empty here & there...

(All of the mentioned locations are in NY but scattered from Hyde Park to Saranac Lake, except Lenox MA is the last one described).
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 12:18:45 AM »

The one I went to the most (Milford, NH) got converted to a Gold's gym several years after it was abandoned. Few years ago it turned into another gym.
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