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Post by Crepehanger » 21 Jun 2006 12:50

Does anybody remember this discount chain? In Columbus, Georgia, they were on Hamilton Road and Lumpkin Road. I remember the Hamilton Road location better, and it is a beauty college today. Does anybody know if there were other locations and were they were headquartered?

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Post by rich » 21 Jun 2006 23:32

Their HQ was somewhere in the mid-Atlantic states. They bought out a number of regional discounters, including the Giant Tiger chain in Cleveland, Ohio. I think there might be store listing in the photos on remembering retail (a yahoo group).

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Post by Swifty » 22 Jun 2006 12:38

I remember Gaylord's.

Zayre bought 'em.

Then Ames bought Zayre.

Ames closed most of the Zayre locations in the South, including the Columbus ones. (The Columbus locations never became Ames stores.)

Finally, Ames bit it.

I don't remember an exact timeline, but I am positive that the Columbus Gaylord's stores became Zayre stores for awhile.

Incidentally, I can remember when the Hamilton Road location was the Bill Heard Chevrolet parts department. But that was about 10 or so years ago.

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Post by Paper or Plastic » 11 Oct 2007 16:46

I still have that tune in my head even though I haven't lived in Columbus since 91. My brother won a 19" TV from there back in the early 80's when he was about 10 years old. He still had it and it was still working up untill just recently.
Pre dating Gaylord's ( in the same building) was Howard BranDiscount ( as they spelled it) and it seems to me my dad told me it was a chain owned by Lowes, the home improvement people.

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Gaylord's/Howard's Brandiscount

Post by dooneyt63 » 11 Oct 2007 21:07

Howard's Brandiscount, once the Howard Brothers Discount Center chain, was a division of Wickes Lumber in its last days.

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