In recent years we have see the disappearance of several brand name retail stores and restaurant chains around the Nation. Bed, Bath and Beyond and Christmas Tree Shops are 2 brands that have closed their doors in the last year. According to CNN Rite Aid and Walgreens have been struggling and CVS plan to close nearly 1,000 store by the end of 2024.

Here's a look at 5 big brands that are still hanging on and how many New York locations they have left. The numbers might shock you.

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FRIENDLY'S - 23 New York locations left in 2024. With the exception of Massachusetts, New York State has more Friendly's locations than any other state in the Nation.

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GUITAR CENTER - 14 New York locations left in 2024. California, Texas and Florida are the only states with more Guitar Center locations than New York.

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HOOTERS - 3 New York locations left in 2024. There are only 302 Hooters locations left in the Nation with New York locations in Albany, Farmingdale and Fresh Meadows.

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GOLDEN CORRAL - 1 New York location left in 2024 and it's in the Bronx. The Albany location on Central Avenue is still standing but looks abandoned.

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KMART - 1 New York location left in 2024. At it's peak Kmart had nearly 2,500 locations in America and today there are only 8 locations left with 1 in Bridgehampton, New York.

LOOK: 50 Beloved Retail Chains That No Longer Exist

Stacker takes a look at 50 major retail chains that no longer exist and the reasons for their demise.  

Gallery Credit: Madison Troyer

LOOK: 50 Beloved Retail Chains That No Longer Exist

Stacker takes a look at 50 major retail chains that no longer exist and the reasons for their demise.  

Gallery Credit: Madison Troyer

A Look Inside Abandoned Ames Department Store in NY

This former Ames is located in Horseheads, NY, in the state's Southern Tier between Elmira and the Finger Lakes. What makes it unique is the fact that sign and external design of the store still remain. In fact, the power still works in the building - as these urban explorers found out when they were making their way through the building.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Gallery Credit: WallieB26/YouTube

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