Now Home Depot wants another big box on San Fernando, this time in Glassel Park/Atwater/Silverlake where the K-Mart used to be at Fletcher (near the 2). Certainly that would be closer to me, but the one in Hollywood isn’t far either. I didn’t know about this new Home Depot until I saw a little sign in front of Netty’s on Silverlake Blvd. that said NoHomeDepot.org and I had to find out more.
Now, the K-Mart has been abandoned for two years and the Ralph’s that was on the other side of the 2 on San Fernando closed down a couple of years ago as well (that was my favorite Ralph’s). Home Depot wants to move into the K-Mart lot and a lotta folks apparently don’t want it. We really don’t need another Home Depot there … what we need are better run Home Depots. You know, have folks working the checkstands at the other ones on weekends.
The old Van de Kamp’s building on Fletcher is being rehabbed and will be a new extension of Los Angeles City College … now that’s a development I can get behind. But does a Home Depot really fit with that direction?
The NoHomeDepot.org site mentions that folks have a Northeast Community Plan, but don’t say what it is, just that Home Depot is contrary to it. What should go in there? What would you like to see across the street from the new satellite LACC campus?