One of Three
Home Depot announced today that they are closing their Brattleboro, VT store
. I am not sure if this is a good sign for the pending Lowe's here in North Adams because of a little less competition, or if it is a bad omen about the over-saturation of home improvement centers in the region.
Never the less, as far as I can tell, our Lowe's will be the only "Lowe's" inside a rough-drawn triangle cornered by Albany, NY, Springfield, MA and Rutland, VT. This might give Lowe's a little market leverage. By comparison, Home Depot has 3 stores (soon to be 2) in that same triangle.
All I know for now is that I'm gonna head out to Brattleboro for the liquidation sale.