Seven months after closing its experimental flooring stores, Home Depot has announced plans to do the same with its Landscape Supply units, another test format. All 11 units will be shuttered over the next two months so that the company can concentrate on its traditional big-box stores, according to Home Depot spokesman Ron DeFeo. No decision has been reached on what Home Depot will do with the sites, he said.
There are currently five Landscape Supply stores in Georgia and six in Texas.
“We own the land for all these locations,” DeFeo told HCN. The company is evaluating all its options, which include converting the specialty stores into regular Home Depot units or selling off the real estate.
Home Depot opened its first three Landscape Supply stores outside Atlanta in 2002. The following year, the company expanded the concept to the Dallas area. The 12,000-square-foot stores were generally set on five to seven acres, with a fenced-in yard and a will-call area.
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