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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Home Depot: For Sunland and Beyond?

According to a report by KNBC, Home Depot not only plans to build in Sunland-Tujunga but all over Los Angeles. In fact, Home Depot is prepared to double the number of stores they have in the city. Given that, its unlikely the retailer is going to take the attacks from the NIMBYs in S-T sitting down and will go "balls to the wall" to win the day.

In the meantime, proponents of the Home Depot store are alleging that the "No on Home Depot" campaign is funded by a local "Do It" center store, a competitor to the hardware chain. There seems to be some indication that the competitive chain may very well be providing resources to the anti-Home Depot campaign.

The anti-Home Depot website asks for donations and has a PayPal button. Will the leaders of this campaign open up their books and confirm or deny the reports of contributions from Home Depot's competitors?

Inquiring minds want to know.

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am absolutely clueless as to why the contributions or lack thereof from a competitor of Home Depot to a group opposing Home Depot has any significance. Can you please explain?

January 22, 2007 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We have been trying to tell you! Home Depot sells poor quality goods, such as lumber, and buys in quanity so is able to outprice the local stores.

Local stores hire locally - Home Depot does not. Home Depot claims they will bring such-and-so numbers of jobs, but they put many more out of work than they hire. The people they put out of work are your family, friends and neighbors.

Many items, particularly small ones are not carried by HD and if you lose your hardwares, you lose the ability to buy many items.

If you want to know how awful their home improvement contractors are, watch KNBC's on-going exposes. Home Depot sucks!

January 23, 2007 12:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam has lost his mind.

January 23, 2007 7:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's the issue? That's a very nice looking Home Depot they have in Sunland.

January 23, 2007 8:36 AM  

Anonymous BLUE SPOT OF REASON IN CD2 said:

Mayor Sam keep it up! We need a Home Depot and other stores.

January 23, 2007 9:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Of course this group takes money from Home Depot competitors! They probably take money from anyone who wants to stop Home Depot.
They'd be stupid not to!

January 23, 2007 1:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MayOR SAm whoEver you ARE.....
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keep OUT of SUnland Tujnga YOU are not welcome HERE your not SAFE if we see you CLOWN!

January 23, 2007 3:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:36 that is not the Home Depot in Sunland. We should be so lucky!

January 23, 2007 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is the point of this thread, Mayor Sam?

We do not agree on a subject in which you have taken an arbitrary attitude about a situation that does not affect you personally, economically, or in any way possible. Why?

Do you own stock in Home Depot, perhaps?

What is your motivation to attack an entire commnunity of people on an issue about which you know and will learn nothing?

Are you part of the other Mayor's deal with Home Depot so often rumored on this, your blogspot?

Come on tell us what's behind your cantankerous position?

January 23, 2007 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As Walter Moore so eloquently said,
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend".
Since Home Depot has so many enemies,
I am sure the No Home Depot people have lots of new friends!
This is the way campaigns are waged Mayor, get a clue!

January 23, 2007 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The "proponents" of Home Depot are reaching for anything to discredit the No Home Depot Campaign. They got their butts kicked at Friday's hearing so now they are making personal attacks!

January 23, 2007 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't the mayor funded by Home Depot?

January 23, 2007 7:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Home Depot Rocks! Sunland needs it, and it's going to be so great for the city! I can't wait till it opens! It's going to clean up the town and make it look nicer.

January 23, 2007 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:46, you are a Home Depot shill! Home Depot will trash the town and turn it into a pig stye. If you doubt that, go to the San Fernando store. There isn't a cart to be found and if you do find one it is broken. They have goods piled outside everywhere and trash all over in the back. It is disgusting and Home Depot is the last thing we need in Sunland.

January 23, 2007 11:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't forget - San Fernando is a piece of shit city run by bobos like MAribel. In Sunland Tujunga the Home Depot will look very nice.

January 24, 2007 12:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If I have read this right Mayor Sam believes that business owners not neighborhood councils have the decision as to what businesses open. I guess he views the ST people as being hypocritical for taking money from OSH.

January 24, 2007 12:12 AM  

Blogger x_phone_2000 said:

It's real simple, you can drive 8 minutes to the San Fernando/Sylmar Home Depot, or drive 25 minutes to the closest Target. Anyone who cant see how much more a Target is needed is blind. All the local hardware stores are good enough for this small town and if you really need to get ignored in a madhouse nightmare store trying to buy a simple little item, then the quick 8 minute drive to San Fernando/Sylmar isn't too much to ask.

Not only will I not shop at the Home Depot in Sunland, but because of their stubbornness and aggressive attitude, I will never shop at ANY Home Depot ever again. Lowes, Osh and Do it Center, here we come! Yeah, HD might not care about one family, but if all of the local families boycott the Sunland store, they will NOT stay in business and will eventually have to close it. Hopefully people will see this and not give in to shopping there IF HD wins.

At the public hearing, the HD rep said that HD saves all of their customers zip codes. They think because there is proof that Sunland/Tujunga residents shop at Home Depot, we need one in our front yard. Of course we shop there, it's the closest one! That doesn't mean our town will fall apart without a Home Depot planted right on our ONE main street. The rep also mentioned that HD will attract other large retailers. What an idiot!!! That's exactly what we are asking for INSTEAD of HD! ALSO, the Kmart building is one of the ONLY structures that is large enough and zoned for a large general merchandise store. It's not like Sunland has dozens of big empty buildings just laying around waiting for hopeful retailers to occupy. Gary Booher will hopefully make the right decision.

January 24, 2007 5:00 PM  

Blogger x_phone_2000 said:

It's real simple, you can drive 8 minutes to the San Fernando/Sylmar Home Depot, or drive 25 minutes to the closest Target. Anyone who cant see how much more a Target is needed is blind. All the local hardware stores are good enough for this small town and if you really need to get ignored in a madhouse nightmare store trying to buy a simple little item, then the quick 8 minute drive to San Fernando/Sylmar isn't too much to ask.

Not only will I not shop at the Home Depot in Sunland, but because of their stubbornness and aggressive attitude, I will never shop at ANY Home Depot ever again. Lowes, Osh and Do it Center, here we come! Yeah, HD might not care about one family, but if all of the local families boycott the Sunland store, they will NOT stay in business and will eventually have to close it. Hopefully people will see this and not give in to shopping there IF HD wins.

At the public hearing, the HD rep said that HD saves all of their customers zip codes. They think because there is proof that Sunland/Tujunga residents shop at Home Depot, we need one in our front yard. Of course we shop there, it's the closest one! That doesn't mean our town will fall apart without a Home Depot planted right on our ONE main street. The rep also mentioned that HD will attract other large retailers. What an idiot!!! That's exactly what we are asking for INSTEAD of HD! ALSO, the Kmart building is one of the ONLY structures that is large enough and zoned for a large general merchandise store. It's not like Sunland has dozens of big empty buildings just laying around waiting for hopeful retailers to occupy. Gary Booher will hopefully make the right decision. I beg people not to buy into HD's CRAP about wanting to be part of our community. OF COURSE THEY DO!!!, our money is just as sweet as any other communities!!! They dont care about the community itself, just the money it will bring them.

They plan on having TWICE as many HD's in the Los Angeles area by next year. Lets not let Sunland be part of their greedy plan.

January 24, 2007 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When are people going to realize that if HD wins in putting a store in a residential neighborhood (Sunland-Tujunga) , that their little neighborhood will then be up for grabs? It is sickening what HD is trying to do.

January 24, 2007 6:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:11 am, You are a piece of work! Home Depot will look nice? Well, how Home Depot looks may be an isssue, but it is the least of our concerns.

You have heard the reasons we do not and will not have a Home Depot in this community so stop with the BS and understand this - look nice is milk toast.

January 24, 2007 9:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Home Depot Rocks! Sunland needs it, and it's going to be so great for the city! I can't wait till it opens! It's going to clean up the town and make it look nicer."

What an ASS! Are you in my neighborhood? Let us hope not. I can say ass, right? I mean, if it's true, it's okay, right? That said, I extend the word over to this 'Mayor' Sam, as well. Only bigger! Where's my font size?

Sunland and Tujunga are SMALL family towns, with one major street going through it. A lot of us have grown up in this town, and are now raising children of our own. We do not need, or want the 18 or so semi trucks, that will come in each day with deliveries, and the God knows how many, that will go out each day, nor do we want the traffic and extra population that comes with it. What the local stores are doing to keep a business that will destroy them, out of our town, is their business. If the shoe were on the other foot, and I owned one of these stores, I would not want a Home Depot taking over my business either. That's a stupid topic! Of course they are going to oppose! Duh!

Go Home! Depot

Oh, and the rest of you out there who are for this Home Depot, whether you are living in our community, or especially if you are not...Shut your piehole! If you're saying 'Yes to a home depot', you're not from our town, and if you're not, get lost & mind your own business. This does not concern you.

If by some chance you are from our town, and for this store, boy, I hope I don't know you. How could you say something like a Home Depot would improve our community? That's impossible. It will keep our streets busy and congested, and as for improving it? Nope! Have you taken a look at some of the Home Depots out there, and what the communities around them look like? They're garbage collectors, and eye sores. How about a book store, or a bath, bed and beyond, or a best buy, or, or, or??? You want to improve? You're going the wrong way!

February 09, 2007 5:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I live right by the new Home Depot in Sunland , all of the BIG trucks
are going to come roaring by my house . All of the ( " Want a job
workers, standing out on the street
will be there instead of up the street " ) GREAT !!! Thanks Alot!!!

March 12, 2007 5:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You want Home Creepo in your neighborhood ?
You can see the many HUGE problems; increased crime and violence, and police calls by contacting LAPD Van Nuys lead patrol officers. The Van Nuys Home Creepos on Balboa and Roscoe's "guests in the USA" have made it a cesspool of trash, drugs, drinking, fights, theft, car break-ins, assaults, gambling, knife attacks and daily police calls.
The Home Creepo in Canoga Park on Roscoe and Canoga Ave is just the same. Enjoy the mounds of trash, bottles and glass, beer cans, newspapers, urine & solid human waste, graffiti, broken fences, truck noise, traffic jams, and personal crimes on individuals. Great for any community! Maybe a community in a 3rd world country, not the USA!
[sarc]

November 28, 2007 10:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We really need a Home Depot and a Target Or Walmart as well.
Look at the totaly disasterous Foothil Blvd and its sorounding neghborhood and the way it has been designed and continues the same pat as before, The Town is ugly enough, do you think the Home depots existance would make any different? i dont think so
Lets work on the beautification of a suland & tujunga area and lets not follow and talegate a dirty politicians who want to add up to their millions.
God Bless America then Sunland & Tujunga

March 04, 2008 9:30 PM  

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