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Old 06-20-2020, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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Ok another blast from past: Thom McCan. and to go along with that, Florshiem shoes.
And Kinney’s
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Old 06-20-2020, 09:30 PM
 
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This is kinda strange but i actually went into a K Mart on the east coast not long ago, to buy a toaster oven. to do this, I had to walk by the shoe area. now this was the first time I had been in a Kmart in 35 years. the shoe section looked exactly the same as I remembered. even more weird, it SMELLED exactly the same as in Pgh in 1980 whatever. there is a certain smell of KMart shoes that lives forever.
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Old 06-21-2020, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Sh-ittsburgh, PA & Lancaster County, PA
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Did Murphy’s eventually become Ames?
Murphys was bought by Ames. They converted the large Murphy Marts to Ames stores, however they sold the smaller Murphy variety stores division to McCrory stores.


The Hills Department Store chain also became Ames.

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Old 06-21-2020, 07:45 AM
 
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From here on out , I don't see a store like Target opening in any areas where large demonstrations are held.
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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Murphys was bought by Ames. They converted the large Murphy Marts to Ames stores, however they sold the smaller Murphy variety stores division to McCrory stores.


The Hills Department Store chain also became Ames.
Interesting. Thanks. I also remember Hills.
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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From here on out , I don't see a store like Target opening in any areas where large demonstrations are held.
Don’t blame them, and hope they and other stores don’t.
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:31 AM
 
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From here on out , I don't see a store like Target opening in any areas where large demonstrations are held.
You mean like in every large Metro area? Well that's fine for them as long as they can get enough business from mid sized cities.
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Old 06-22-2020, 02:36 PM
 
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You mean like in every large Metro area? Well that's fine for them as long as they can get enough business from mid sized cities.
Downtowns in large or mid sized cities won't be seeing an influx of lootable retail stores anytime soon.

I read one department store in NYC surrounded the place with razor wire a few weeks ago. It doesn't sound like it's good for business.
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Old 06-22-2020, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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You mean like in every large Metro area? Well that's fine for them as long as they can get enough business from mid sized cities.
Small, medium, or large, it’s unlikely they’re going to open anywhere that criminals are likely to do damage.
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Old 06-22-2020, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh’s East End
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Murphys was bought by Ames. They converted the large Murphy Marts to Ames stores, however they sold the smaller Murphy variety stores division to McCrory stores.


The Hills Department Store chain also became Ames.
Here is my favorite defunct department store list.

GC Murphy- HQ in McKeesport, Pa., founded in 1906, 298 nationwide stores, purchased by Ames in 1985, last store sold off in 1989 to McCrory dept.

Hills Department Store- HQ in Youngstown, OH, founded 1957, 214 nationwide stores, bankrupt in 1991 defunct and purchased by Ames in 1999. “Hills is where the toys are and their Xmas catalog as a kid. Loved the store.

Ames- HQ Southbridge, mass, founded 1958, acquired GC Murphy and Hills, bankrupt in 2002

Phar-Mor- hq in Youngstown, OH, founded 1982 and went bankrupt in 2002. They gave wal mart a run in the early 90s

Service Merchandise- HQ in Tennessee, founded 1934 and bankrupt in 2002

Children’s palace, HQ in Quincy Mass, founded 1970 and bankrupt in 1992

KMart- hq in Detroit MI , founded in 1899, 44 stores left. Still in business. Not totally defunct.

McCrory- hq in York pa, founded in 1882, first store in Scottdale, PA, defunct and bankrupt in 2002

Kaufmanns- hq in Pittsburgh, founded in 1871, acquired by Macy’s and defunct in 2006
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