An example of a store built by Connecticut-based Caldor. This one opened for business in 1969, in the community of Wallingford.
Drawing from the Meriden Morning Record


Ann & Hope was founded by Ukranian transplant Martin Chase. The first store opened in 1954, in the old Ann & Hope Mill in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The chain was a true innovator and was one of the first to offer its patrons shopping carts. At the height of operations, there were six locations in two states, including a store in the LIBERTY TREE MALL in Danvers, Massachusetts.