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Verbatim from Bobbo's original 2006 readme:

Caldor 

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.

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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.

For comments/feedback/critique/praise visit my lot thread or drop me a pm. I'd be happy to help. Also, visit the website for full sized images.


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Stats:
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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


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Dependencies:
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SHK Parking Pack
SuperSHK Parking Textures Vol1


And above all... have fun!

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What's New in Version 03


Released

Totally new lot and exemplars. Please redownload and run the provided Cleanitol file.

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sejr99999

  

thank you again for digging these up and relotting them so well

one could start a collection of failed businesses and use them all in one city

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BIWDC

  

Excellent ^_^

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Prophet42

  

Thanks for providing these relots.  They are really excellent and provide what it sorely lacking in SC4....big box stores. 

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