I actually stumbled across this site in a search I did after waking up from a dream that I was Christmas shopping at Ames. I miss that store.It was within walking distance to my house. I always did my christmas shopping there. I can still remember the entire layout of the store. I was pregnant with my first son in the summer of 2002 and I bought some baby outfits there as soon as I knew I was having a boy. Shortly after that it closed. Now the building just sits empty and vandalized. It's so sad.