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« on: January 08, 2005, 08:39:19 PM »

what did your ames look like ws it a Zayre Jamesway Kings Bradlees Caldor Or A Hills?
Hears what my ames looked like it was a kings at one time they r gonna tear it down for a hannaford super market that makes me MAD:flaming:angry
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2005, 09:21:21 AM »

Mine was supposedly a Gems Food Store? I'm not sure. My dad said his mother used to shop for food there in the 50s and 60s. That's why they tore down the existing Ames to build Price Chopper. The reason was due to the old deteriorating structure and plumbing, it would of costed more to fix up the building than re-build. I thought the store was in good shape. It looked very nice. The inside fixtures were just old. I really didn't understand that though.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2005, 09:30:20 AM »

Mine was a caldor, it was in Warminster, PA and was only open a little over a year. its now a Burlington Coat Factory.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2005, 11:21:59 AM »

The Ames here in Kingston, was on the other side of town, in a plaza, away from the retail area. It was a Sears first, but, then the Hudson Valley Mall opened in 1981, and they moved the Sears store in the mall in 1986. Then, it became a Jamesway, and finally Ames. Now, it is vacant
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2005, 08:19:19 PM »

A lot of the Ames stores in Albany are still vacant. But, the one in Rotterdam is now a boat showroom, and a Best Fitness, the one in Troy is a Big Lots. The one in Latham is now a Bon Ton, and the Saratoga one is now a Dollar Tree. All of the other Albany stores are still vacant.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2005, 01:25:46 PM »

I have a question. There's a plaza sign (attached) at the top of the Ames (Price Chopper) plaza. Do you think that Price Chopper will use that sign and put their sign in place of the Ames sign or replace the whole plaza sign and put their own up and include Dick's and Laser Quest on their sign. Just wondering because Vernon still has the original sign post up. I think they're going to put one on the other side of the plaza. Again this is the Newington store which is getting a Price Chopper in a few months.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2005, 04:40:21 PM »

I'd say they would use the current sign. Most stores, unless your Wal-Mart or someone keep the sign.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2005, 07:40:03 AM »

AmesmanBBTB here once again

SO FAR Ames in my area are up for lease or are being renovated

two locations closest:

Winsted Road, Torington up for lease

Winsted,CT being renovated to Tractor Supply CO.
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2005, 10:57:29 AM »

My Ames was never built. Currently it's a ~50K grassy field in a plaza, behind Glen's Supermarket. Don't know why it was never built. There is also another portion of this plaza that was never built -- on the opposite side, facing Glen's.
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2005, 07:48:20 PM »

Could you take pictures?  That would be cool to see!
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2005, 01:26:55 PM »

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Could you take pictures?  That would be cool to see!


I'll try to once I get a new battery for my camera!
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2005, 02:42:27 PM »

There's about 5 or 6 different Ames within a 40 minute drive from me... the only one that has been torn down is the one I used to frequent the most.  It was just torn down last summer to make way for a Tops International (a grocery store).


Most of the Ames in my area used to be Hills, but one I know for sure was a Zayre's and one was always just an Ames.
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2005, 05:42:13 PM »

Not really MY Ames but here is a new pic of the lighted up Ames in Lewiston ME !
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2005, 03:34:28 AM »

i know of a Ames up in paling ny i only saw it once back in 1999 i dont know if its still there im gonna cheack it out sometime i wanna add something to the store locator
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2005, 07:10:59 PM »

here is a pic of the ames warehouse in leesport pa:rolleyes::rolleyes:
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2005, 07:12:14 PM »

here is another pic  of warehouse:o
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2005, 07:13:06 PM »

and another:saint:
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2005, 06:28:04 PM »

I FINALLY GOT A PIC OF OUR FORMER LOCAL AMES!!!!!

Here it is. Former Hills, built in 1966. Located in clarence mall (It's NOT a mall, it's a strip mall)
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2005, 06:28:54 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2005, 07:26:14 PM »

You all can see my Ames' by going to the photo gallery page. THey include, Huntington, Wv (2 locations), Gallipolis & Ironton Ohio, and last but certainly not least... Ashland Ky.

PS: What has become of these warehouses?? Does anyone know?
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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2005, 08:17:23 PM »

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You all can see my Ames' by going to the photo gallery page. THey include, Huntington, Wv (2 locations), Gallipolis & Ironton Ohio, and last but certainly not least... Ashland Ky.

PS: What has become of these warehouses?? Does anyone know?


yea i saw your pictures i liek them and about the were house qustion i cant reallawswer but im sure omost of them will stay vacant i have a old Grand Union werehouse in my town that has been closed since 1995
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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2005, 09:56:53 AM »

hey Caldor...can you get a pic of the Grand Union? that would be awesome to see.
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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2005, 03:33:52 PM »

Take your pic... i have 6 or 7 Ames stores around here. All former hills locations of course!
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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2005, 04:56:35 PM »

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hey Caldor...can you get a pic of the Grand Union? that would be awesome to see.


acutley its all chained off i'll try sometiem that place is not going anywere and i dont think theres anything left from it theres a water tower there that had the logo on it buts its faded
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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2005, 01:31:54 AM »

Was Lewistown ME Ames Store high ceiling a result of being like that from a past store? What does the rest of the store look like? Is the store in a shopping center or standalone?
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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2005, 07:04:56 PM »

My Ames was a former Zayre. The one on Route 44 in East Providence. As Zayre it originally had the individual red letters spelling out the name and then later the white lettering with the asterix. This one also had the Auto Center in the parking lot. This was a very good size store and I always made out no matter what I needed. Ames took it over, cleaned it up but took out the snack bar. I miss the Zayre hamburgers and hot dogs. There was an ancient Galaxian machine in there as well. This was one of the last Ames stores to close and is still vacant. My mother cried when this happened. The auto center is now a Hollywood Video store
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« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2005, 08:30:36 PM »

My Ames (Store #501, Painted Post, NY) was built as a Murphy's Mart. Ours was one of the stores that started off with the infamous red signage. When the store was converted the original entrance (with high facade) was walled in with a foot or so of the mats that once operated Murphy's automatic doors peeking out from under.

Although I was too young to remember the first business that occupied the building, I have many fond memories of school and Christmas shopping at Ames.

Our little area of upstate New York is a tribute in itself to the hey days of the great department stores. We had it all.. the Nichols (in Gang Mills) became a Pharmhouse, then a Big KMart.. and is now vacant, the King's (in Bath) became a Jamesway, and is now a True Value, the Zayre's (in Horseheads) was closed and became a Pharmhouse, and of course our Hills (in Horesheads) became an Ames. I'm not sure of the fate of the last two. Oh, and we had a Bradlees at the local Arnot Mall.

On a separate note.. in 1965 the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P Supermarkets) opened one of the largest food processing plants of it's time in Big Flats, NY. The facility ran until 1982 and in the 23 years since the realty company has had two or three fleeting tennants. Now the building is being demolished and there're already rumors that a new Walmart Supercenter will become THE anchor store of a future plaza. And there's already an original Walmart just down the road! I'm secretly hoping that Target will beat Wally World to the punch. We don't have any of their stores in that area of New York.

My claim to fame is that the photo of the Hills store on Zayre88's tribute site is from my old backyard.. Horseheads, New York.
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« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2005, 09:37:21 PM »

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My Ames was a former Zayre. The one on Route 44 in East Providence. As Zayre it originally had the individual red letters spelling out the name and then later the white lettering with the asterix. This one also had the Auto Center in the parking lot. This was a very good size store and I always made out no matter what I needed. Ames took it over, cleaned it up but took out the snack bar. I miss the Zayre hamburgers and hot dogs. There was an ancient Galaxian machine in there as well. This was one of the last Ames stores to close and is still vacant. My mother cried when this happened. The auto center is now a Hollywood Video store

Have any pics of East Providence store? I saw the outside of it last year when driving down Route 44. It looked like it was in a bad end of town. But all the lights were on and they had a high roof in the front. Even the Ames sign was lit up. Is it still like that?
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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2005, 01:37:32 PM »

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My Ames was a former Zayre. The one on Route 44 in East Providence. As Zayre it originally had the individual red letters spelling out the name and then later the white lettering with the asterix. This one also had the Auto Center in the parking lot. This was a very good size store and I always made out no matter what I needed. Ames took it over, cleaned it up but took out the snack bar. I miss the Zayre hamburgers and hot dogs. There was an ancient Galaxian machine in there as well. This was one of the last Ames stores to close and is still vacant. My mother cried when this happened. The auto center is now a Hollywood Video store

Have any pics of East Providence store? I saw the outside of it last year when driving down Route 44. It looked like it was in a bad end of town. But all the lights were on and they had a high roof in the front. Even the Ames sign was lit up. Is it still like that?


The www.amesfanclub.com images has a picture of the one in east providence.

I remember when the Zayre in Concord NH in the CApitol Plaza had a snack bar and an arcade. In the last few years of the Ames in Concord, it opened a snack bar when the inside was remodeled.
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« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2005, 01:38:55 PM »

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A lot of the Ames stores in Albany are still vacant. But, the one in Rotterdam is now a boat showroom, and a Best Fitness, the one in Troy is a Big Lots. The one in Latham is now a Bon Ton, and the Saratoga one is now a Dollar Tree. All of the other Albany stores are still vacant.


I went to Albany and east greenbush last summer and I saw the ames in East greenbush vacant and it had the lettering off.
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