Oh my god, this was the Ames in Meriden. This brings back so many memories, the endless rows of fluorescent lighting, the big, noisy A/C vents, and most importantly, the fans. Sadly, it's been recently demolished this month. www.amesfanclub.com/getstore.php?ID=45
I dont know about anyone else, but does anyone else find large vacant stores like that interesting? i sure do, like an old empty kmart or grocerie store. i remember there was an old grocerie store near me called Wooly's and it had the big rows of flickering flourecent lighting and the big round noisy ac vents. my mom used to bring me there when i was like 4. it was built in the 70s and demolished in 2000 after being vacant for almost a decade.
There aren't much vacant stores left here, around the late 90's though, there were tons. Let's see: 2 Caldors - now Kohls and Stew Leonards 1 Kmart - now movie theater 1 Super Kmart - now walmart 1 Ames - Lowes being built 1 Service Merchandise - some private company 1 The Wiz- Linen 'n things and Old Navy 1 Starz - go kart track 1 Lechmere - Jo ann fabrics 1 Hechingers - Price chopper
Post by Jean Lemieux on Aug 21, 2007 19:02:07 GMT -5
The famous Winn-Dixie grocery store chain probably have a few abandoned stores due to the fact they have closed a lot of their stores because now they are only located in: Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Before I think they had others stores not only in the south-east. But I am not sure I don't live in the US I am just saying that like that from what I know.
(I did seen the movie Because Of Winn-Dixie 2005 introducing Anna Sophia Robb)
Post by Jean Lemieux on Aug 22, 2007 0:08:01 GMT -5
Oh My god! If you like non-remodeled originals buildings and stores from around the 70s, they are SO Many in Montreal. As you probably know Montreal got a Big push of construction in the 60s due to the Famous Expot of 1967 Montreal opening LaRonde and opening his arms to the world!
The whole neighborhood where I live was build around the 1960-1970. My house is dated of 1963.The high school where I go is dated of 1977. You would probably also like the Subway of Montreal VERY 1970ish. A LOT of colors like: brown, orange, red, olive green ETC
Post by Jean Lemieux on Aug 29, 2007 19:53:59 GMT -5
Hummm? Not really... If they do they are newer fans from the 90s I belive. But these places are public so they will have Industrials ceiling fans for most of the time. Its just the Modern America Retro 1960-1970 design in Montreal is very commun to see.
But the homes around where I live have a lot of 80s ceiling fans hide in it. Somes you don't even know and they do have nice fans.
Of course you know that in the Retro 1960-1970era they where no ceiling fans made. That's why these homes don't even have ceiling fixtures in somes rooms. And have a lot of 8' or 8.5' ceiling.