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« on: January 10, 2018, 03:34:03 PM »

The AMES Headquarters in Rocky Hill may be on borrowed time. Next week the Rocky Hill Planning and Zoning commission will hear a proposal to build apartments on the property.

http://www.courant.com/community/rocky-hill/hc-news-rocky-hill-ames-property-application-20180109-story.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 10:18:57 AM »

Frankly that is probably the right call at this time.
There is a need for housing.  The shuttered Ames HQ is not useful
to many people at this point.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 11:22:56 AM »

Finally! The HQ is not really in good shape, and looks horrible compared to the area around it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 05:12:14 PM »

If this ever gets built, I'm moving there. Haha.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 06:18:02 PM »

I sent this article to the Dead and Dying retail page on Facebook via their GMAIL account. They were puzzled (as was I, but I forgot to mention it here) by how the article said the property has been abandoned since the 1980s.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 04:05:40 PM »

Stuff like that is always inaccurate - I did extensive research on a building closed in 2002 which on many city accounts has been "abandoned since the 90s". Closer, still.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 05:35:05 PM »

This is why I am pushing for this meet up, board members and former employees should get a chance to take the last photos of the place, and even gain access to it, I see it as a historical landmark, retail history, but the common old geezer dont see it that way.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 05:44:37 PM »

This is why I am pushing for this meet up, board members and former employees should get a chance to take the last photos of the place, and even gain access to it, I see it as a historical landmark, retail history, but the common old geezer dont see it that way.
I was there in last November, so kinda last visit?
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 12:42:41 PM »

More than a photo meet-up, I'd want to bring an Exorcist to the room
where they developed new planograms.  The place was an absolute curse on my
life as a hardlines manager!   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 06:28:28 PM »

This is why I am pushing for this meet up, board members and former employees should get a chance to take the last photos of the place, and even gain access to it, I see it as a historical landmark, retail history, but the common old geezer dont see it that way.
I was there in last November, so kinda last visit?

I was there around this time last year, but it would be nice to go up there with some of the crew here.
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