About This File
Verbatim from Bobbo's original 2006 readme:
Headquarters - Norwalk, Connecticut
President - Warren D. Feldberg
Employees - 22,000
Stores - 145
Founded - 1954
Closed - 1999
February of 1999, New England lost another major regional retail chain of store. Caldor, the company founded by Carl and Dorothy Bennett in 1951, turned to dust. This was the end of the sales pitch for the 4th largest retail chain in America. 22,000 workers took home pink slips for their trouble. 145 stores in nine states were put up for lease.
Caldor got it's name from combining the first names of the Bennetts, Carl & Dorothy and opened one small store in Port Chester, New York. The Bennetts sold Caldor to Associated Dry Goods Corp., and in 1986, ADG merged with the May Department Stores Co. In 1991, Caldor went public and grew into a company with 2.5 billion in annual sales. Though in
recent years, Caldor failed to distinguish itself from other regional discounters, like Ames Department Stores and could not compete with retail giants like Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target.
This is part of my series of bankrupted department chains that I have created for your Sims to relive which what we had experienced in North America. Ames, Zayre, Woolco, Bradlees, and now Caldor all have been swallowed up by the effects of Sam Walton's, Wal-Mart.
This BAT was originally created by Bobbo662 (aka B62). Unfortunately, due to real life circumstances, he was unable to finish the lot. He graciously handed his work over to me to finish and subsequently upload for yall.
6x6 CS$ Plop, 6x6 CS$ Grow
Jobs : 562 CS$
Plop Cost : $32000
Bulldoze Cost : $3200
Power Consumed : 16
Water Consumed : 155
Air/Water Pollution : Negligible
Garbage Pollution : 24 over 4 tiles
Flamability : 65
Growth Stage : 1
And above all... have fun!
What's New in Version 03
Totally new lot and exemplars. Please redownload and run the provided Cleanitol file.