Rose's in Blue Ridge, GA. Additional photos of this store will come in the future. This was an original PH Rose location, completed in 1985.
For those of you disgruntled by Wal-Mart, Rose's was once poised to be serious competition to Wal-Mart here in the southeast. Problem was, as it was preparing for the fight it instead lost its footing and now barely holds on in a few places as a glorified dollar store. In Georgia, Rose's used to be a much more significant chain found in many locations including Lake Shore Mall in Gainesville (now a Belk Men's, Home and Kid's store). Today it is less than half the size it was at its peak in the late 1980's. Like Wal-Mart, Rose's expanded from a five and dime concept originally known as PH Rose. It was headquartered in Western North Carolina.
This location is located in the Mars Hill area north of Asheville on US 25/70 off of Future I-26. It appears to have been built in the 1990's.
The only one I personally know in Georgia still to be operational is a store in Blue Ridge located next to the Ingles, but your comments have alerted me that quite a few exist still across the state. Note the Blue Ridge store pictured above. It was built with the center in 1985 and has never been expanded or updated. Prior to 1995, it was more of a regular discount store, even including a video rental area. The store still gets decent business, though, because Wal-Mart has yet to expand to the city. This is about to diminish, though, as a new Wal-Mart opening in Blairsville will reduce the market area for Rose's.
The Sylva location uses a slightly modified all red logo vs. the older white logo. It is not known if this store is original, but it is off of US 74 (Great Smoky Mountain Expressway) on the exit named simply "Sylva".
While there is not a lot of information aside from the explosively popular Wikipedia article about it (complete with user-submitted locations), Rose's is today apparently part of a collection of dollar stores on steroids. These stores include Maxway (a staple in blue collar neighborhoods), SuperValu, Bill's Dollar Store and others. The company that has owned them since 1995 is SuperValu, and they run them today as sort of a hybrid concept. Basically, imagine Fred's, but run more like Wal-Mart in the 1980's or Big K in the 1970's. I'm amazed they are still around with so much competition on both the dollar store and discount store fronts.