Lowe’s Closing 20 Stores – 3 Here in New Hampshire

By Todd Fratzel on Home Improvement

Lowe’s Closing Underperforming Stores

Yesterday the front page of our local paper announced that our local Lowe’s Store was closing on November 13. The news comes as Lowe’s announces that they are closing 20 underperforming stores around the country. Of those 20 stores 3 are located here in New Hampshire. The list includes the following:

Los Banos, CABiddeford, MEOld Bridge, NJ
Westminster, CAEllsworth, MEBatavia, NY
Denver, COIonia, MIN. Kingstown, RI
Aurora, ILRogers, MNEmporia, VA
Oswego, ILClaremont, NHS. Tacoma, WA
Chalmette, LAHooksett, NHBrown Deer, WI
Haverhill, MAManchester, NH

More than half of the list is here in the Northeast where the building and remodeling industry is still in the dumps. I’m not overly surprised by the local closing as the store only opened 18 months ago adjacent to a local Home Depot that’s been in the area for close to 10 years. Our rural area just can’t support two large Box Stores especially considering we have a large lumber supply company that 95% of contractors use on a regular basis.

The sad part is the 85 employees who will be losing their job in the coming month. It’s hard to imagine what use the building could have if someone were to buy the property. Hopefully that will happen and bring much needed jobs to the area.

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Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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1 Comment

  1. C says:

    Here in the binghamton area of NY, due to the massive flood damage at the start of Sept,there is a renaissance in the building and remodeling industry. REgrettably, the Home Depot got destroyed and is still rehabbing; and the local Lowes has awful service.

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