Its a home depot now, I used to work in that ames store. I miss my job there so much. It was a great store and all the people that worked there was like one big family;(
Posted by Tammy (guest) on Mon 14 Feb 2011 12:27:40 AM CST
ames in monticello
Sorry but this is not where ames was it is were the home depot is.
Posted by jason gallagher (guest) on Sun 14 Nov 2010 05:34:37 PM CST
Was this ever a zayre store
Posted by jason g (guest) on Sun 07 Nov 2010 01:14:15 PM CST
what did you get the lights
Posted by kody (guest) on Sun 19 Sep 2010 07:20:19 PM CDT
yeah he is right they have taking down the facade and there no secone entrance they taking out the recivign cement it up and there turning it into a bank all things that made it look like an ames is gone and all kind of exit doors are brick up
Posted by Ames Empolyee (guest) on Sat 18 Sep 2010 06:23:05 PM CDT
this ames has been turn in to an itt tech insitute
Posted by kody (guest) on Thu 24 Jun 2010 05:20:10 PM CDT
You can tell it was a late Zayre because of the shape of the entrance canopy and the dark colored doors.
Posted by Zayre88 (guest) on Mon 21 Jun 2010 06:36:29 PM CDT
This isn\'t where the Ames was. The Ames was off of the Brookpark Road Extension, across from the Guitar Center. It was demolished years ago to build the new Tops store.
Posted by Guest on Sun 07 Feb 2010 06:29:09 PM CST
Thank you for posting photos of the Fall River Ames/Zayre store. I spent so much time in that store while Zayre and then Ames. I was just in the Cranston store today (now a building 19) and was flooded with memories of this store. The cranston store looks more like Zayre inside, and they still have the big brown coils from the heating/air conditioning that made so much noise!
Thanks for a trip down memory lane! I wish this store was still open! Sadly now that National Wholesale Liquidators went out of business the building got a face lift as it becomes Burlington Coat Factory.
Posted by Corrie McDermott on Fri 05 Feb 2010 11:35:02 PM CST
The old original Ames was just off the thruway where a movie theatre sits now.
Posted by Ron (guest) on Sun 17 Jan 2010 12:44:36 AM CST
The LaPorte location was built as an Ames store in the late 80's. It was built on the former Allis-Chalmers tractor plant site, along with the Kroger store that operates to this day. After Ames closed, for a short time it was a Quality Farm & Fleet and now 1/3 of the original Ames building is now occupied by Tractor Supply & Co.
Posted by Guest on Sat 09 Jan 2010 03:26:53 PM CST
boy did that roof leak
Posted by Guest on Sun 01 Nov 2009 01:03:20 PM CST
Old Recieving door NO
This was a display window for the orginal store that opened there it was Gillchrist dept stores (mostly womens clothing)when they closed Caldor filled in the window
Posted by Guest on Mon 28 Sep 2009 04:12:07 PM CDT
Thih building was the old Cherry Webb & Tourain womens clothing store. It has since been demolished and replaced with a CVS store
Posted by Guest on Mon 28 Sep 2009 04:04:57 PM CDT
After a long time sitting vacant, Tractor Supply Co. has moved into one of the empty stops next to this old store. Hopefully this could lead to someone renting out the old Ames spot soon.
Posted by Neil on Sun 16 Aug 2009 12:19:34 PM CDT
s mart at ames
if im not misatken on the new this is becoming a s mart
Posted by kody (guest) on Fri 31 Jul 2009 02:13:21 PM CDT
did you get the recving sign
Posted by kody (guest) on Thu 16 Jul 2009 04:06:46 PM CDT
Claremont NH Ames #206
I worked at this store back in the late 70's, and eventually became an assistant manager in 1989 at Store #355 in Newport NH.
The Claremont store closed sometime in the mid to late 90's, can't remember exactly when, as I had moved from the area by then. If I can find out the date, I'll post it later.
The store was left empty for a while, then some kind of bottled water plant was there briefly. The building was torn down, probably in 2007. The property was bought by one of the local churches, and they are supposed to build a church on the site. There is currently a large cross erected at the front of the parking lot.
Posted by Marianna (guest) on Mon 06 Jul 2009 03:23:05 PM CDT
BEFORE it was Ames
My family lived down the street from this location since 1978. Before it was Ames, it was first called Mammoth Mart, then it was called King's. Since we were so close to it, both my brother and I worked there as teenagers in the 90's. In the stock room in the back, one of the water pipes still said "To Mammoth Mart."
Posted by Worked_There (guest) on Sun 12 Apr 2009 08:33:37 PM CDT
I remember Ames from our summer trips to Maine in the 80s. One specific thing I remember was the Ames "tumblers" that they gave away sometime in the mid-late 80s. We got some and as kids thought it was hilarious that a cup was called a "tumbler," so we would go around saying "I want an Ames tumbler!!" whenever we needed a cup.
Posted by Todd (guest) on Wed 11 Mar 2009 10:56:21 AM CDT
wow nice photo! I wonder what year this is from. I never remember a Holyoke Ames, must have been torn down long ago. I love those "Holyoke" lightposts, makes me think of going down I-91 as a little kid and knowing Holyoke was getting close by the lightposts
Posted by TRJ22487 (guest) on Sat 07 Mar 2009 08:23:18 AM CST
Was this one a Caldor? There was a Caldor near me that became an Ames, then Burlington Coat Factory, but even that closed.
Posted by Guest on Thu 29 Jan 2009 04:10:42 PM CST
Was this one a Kmart?
Posted by Guest on Thu 29 Jan 2009 04:08:48 PM CST
I can say after visiting Peterborough, NH last weekend and doing a photoshoot of the Ames, this is NOT Peterborough NH, it is very similar but not quite right to be Peterborough.
Posted by TRJ22487 (guest) on Thu 29 Jan 2009 11:19:02 AM CST
This Ames held considerable nostalgia for me
It definitely had the Red logo and never went green.
I only went to it a few times as a very small child. I moved from Claremont when I was only 4 and had forgotten Claremont ever had an Ames, it was entirely on the other side of town from the shopping district. Ames shared this plaza with Grand Union.
I drove to this site yesterday (1-24-09) and it took me a while to find this plaza. The reason? There is no building here anymore, it is a completely empty parking lot. And to add to matters, the entire lot is currently unplowed with about a foot of snow on it. I would have thought it was just an empty field except for one thing, the lights are still standing after all of these years indicating the pavement below.
Anybody have any idea when this Ames closed? (Must have been early 90's) and did ANYTHING ever go into this building after? I'm thinking it was abandoned for years, any clue when the building was completely torn down?
Posted by TRJ22487 (guest) on Sun 25 Jan 2009 07:54:29 AM CST