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Old 02-23-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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The market didn't support Home Depot because Lowe's has been here forever and has a stronghold on the market. That's why they can support two stores while the Depot couldn't do one. No one I knew really ever shopped there... unless you couldn't find what you needed at Lowe's. It was the second choice because most saw it as a disorganized Lowe's with orange painted shelves.

They may have had a better shot if they had opened somewhere besides right across the street from Lowe's.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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yet the market can't support Home Depot or O'Charleys and they close their doors.
In the case of The Home Depot, the market wouldn't support them. This area is hugely loyal to longtime businesses and Lowes was here long before HD. And then HD makes the blunder of the century by building right next to Lowes. Had HD built over where the new Lowes is they may very well have still been here.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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I don't think this area is loyal to longtime businesses because every time a restaurant came in two restraunts closed like Noodles-Schlozskys Bonefish & Firehouse- Quiznos and Chicos. People might think the economy adds jobs from these new restaurants but you are losing jobs at the same time. Once the restraunt isn't the new thing anymore sales decline and eventually close.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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I am not sure who built what first, but to have HD and Lowe's beside each other was dumb. A HD on the eastern or northern side of the city would do well. Not so much now on the eastern side, since the second Lowe's is there.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Airport List

For all you airport fact searching folks.
That doesn't show the number of flights that occurs a year.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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I am not sure who built what first, but to have HD and Lowe's beside each other was dumb. A HD on the eastern or northern side of the city would do well. Not so much now on the eastern side, since the second Lowe's is there.
Lowe's was there first, HD came years later. That is Lowe's third location - the AccuCopy corporate center next to Nissan is the 2nd Lowe's building, and the mail distribution center on Memorial is the original.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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Home Depot's Corporate Policy has always been to build next to Lowe's. It never made any sense to me, I know 2 stores in NJ that actually share the same driveway. I can tell you from personal experience Management from Lowe's went into HD & offered their top Specialists salaries & Benefits that HD could not match if they went over to Lowe's. They were also told that they would close HD within 1 yr & it happened.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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That doesn't show the number of flights that occurs a year.
Not hard to figure and not really relevant. You can have a city with three flights a day, 6, and 9 and all could still have the same enplanement figures. Greenville is rather low, at ~ 60,000/yr. Check your local airport and see how many flights leave per day and it will give you a reasonable idea of how full the planes are. At an average of 167/per day out of Greenville a few Dash-8s and a couple of RJ's are more than adequate... in fact with that frequency, there would be quite a few times when planes were only half full. Of course, if you spread that frequency over Beech 1900s, 8 flights a day wouldn't meet the need. Maybe this is why the people that look at how an airport is performing look at enplanement/deplanements and not the frequency of commercial service. By the way, I think I noticed that Kinston had something like 180 passengers last year.
Wikipedia will often have total flights per year, broken up into categories- commercial, private, military, etc.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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Note that Home Depot and O Charley's closings were both part of larger "corporate" closings that affected more than just Greenville. An O Charley's also closed in Wilmington at the same time. One that had done pretty well.

In terms of HD location in Greenville, it was a bad move...a store in the Bell's Fork area would have done well.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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Note that Home Depot and O Charley's closings were both part of larger "corporate" closings that affected more than just Greenville. An O Charley's also closed in Wilmington at the same time. One that had done pretty well.

In terms of HD location in Greenville, it was a bad move...a store in the Bell's Fork area would have done well.
...or just having more shoppers in the region. Home Depot doesn't seem to struggle in other areas where they are close to Lowes, and in some cases they seem to outperform Lowes- After all, they are a heck of a lot bigger than Lowes. Actually, I'm kind of surprised that the Home Depot where I live hasn't closed; it is going toe to toe with 2 Lowes, and a third only 20 minutes away.
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