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Old 10-27-2012, 04:48 AM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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Default Lowes Coming to Norwalk, CT

Not official yet but they filed an application.
Great for the City, Horrible for Congestion for both I-95 and Locally. I believe they will hire over 250 people.

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NORWALK — Lowe’s, a home improvement company with more than 1,745 stores in North America, has filed an application to open a store at 100 Connecticut Ave., according to plans filed with the city.

Under the plans, Lowe’s would demolish the existing buildings on the property and construct a 134,815-square-foot home improvement warehouse, including a 24,390-square-foot garden center. The proposal would include parking for 422 vehicles.

A Lowe’s spokeswoman said the company looks at “literally hundreds of factors” when it considers potential store locations.

“Our number one focus is on our customers,” Stacy C. Lentz, public relations manager for Lowe’s Companies, wrote in an email to The Hour. “Some of the factors include: an area’s population, home ownership and potential for growth.”

The 10.31-acre site is the former location of Affinion marketing company. Affinion moved to Stamford in 2010. Lowe’s major competition, Home Depot, has a location at 600 Connecticut Ave., less than a mile and a half away

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:01 AM
 
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We don't need both a Lowes and Home Depot on the same stretch of road. This sucks!
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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In my opinion, I don't think we'll see a recognizable increase in traffic on I-95 around Exit 14/15; traffic is already SO BAD that most people won't see a difference. If anything, I'm very glad that business is expanding during these economic times (let alone expanding in Connecticut). Lowes is virtually non-existent in lower Fairfield County, so I'm happy to see that they are expanding their foothold.

LOCAL traffic is another story. That particular stretch of Connecticut Avenue/Rt. 1 near Norwalk Hospital isn't too, too bad right now (relative to say...Rt. 1 near Costco of Norwalk...that's always a nightmare). Lowes' presence will certainly congest that area, but it's no different than any other business opening up.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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That particular stretch of Connecticut Avenue/Rt. 1 near Norwalk Hospital isn't too, too bad right now (relative to say...Rt. 1 near Costco of Norwalk...that's always a nightmare).
Really?

My evening experiences with those 2 stretches have been the exact opposite of yours. No problem getting around Costco, a total bi**h to get through the stretch around Home Depot.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Danbury CT covering all of Fairfield County
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The Lowes came in about 1/4 mile away from the Home Depot here in Danbury along Federal Road. Traffic was bad enough already, so I can't tell the difference.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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We don't need both a Lowes and Home Depot on the same stretch of road. This sucks!
We(Stratford) do. LOL. I was peeved that BJ's wholesale took a space that would have been perfect for a Lowe's, and was right near Home Depot.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Greenwich
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Wow that area across from the new firehouse? Is that area that large for a Lowes??

At least I wont no longer have to go to Orangeburg, NY and pay a toll.. I do think home depot needs a little more competition.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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We don't need both a Lowes and Home Depot on the same stretch of road. This sucks!
Obviously Lowes does not agree with you. Too often people think that they can dictate what types of stores go into an area. That is not legal. All a town can do is identify the types of stores allowed in a zone and then approve or deny a particular project proposed based on an unbiased evaluation. Jay
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Wow that area across from the new firehouse? Is that area that large for a Lowes??

At least I wont no longer have to go to Orangeburg, NY and pay a toll.. I do think home depot needs a little more competition.
Why would you go to Orangeburg when there's a Lowes in Danbury and Milford?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Greenwich
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Why would you go to Orangeburg when there's a Lowes in Danbury and Milford?

Because I live in Greenwich?? Why would I drive some 50 miles when I only have to drive like 25 miles to the Lowes here?
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