Matt Lit: No fan of Home Depot
April 6, 2009
To Alex and the rest of the editorial staff: As a former weekly newsprint journalist of yore, I applaud, appreciate and respect the Summit Daily News for taking a stand against the Home Depot debacle.
The SDN has come a long, long way from when it refused to pursue a story or position on the once-proposed “Lifestyle Center” in Silverthorne. For those of you not aware of this, the Lifestyle Center would have been on the corner of Wildernest and Buffalo drives (where the abandoned auto complex sits). The plans called for a Petsmart and a big-box electronics store.
Luckily, that monstrosity went away on its own. So again, I applaud you for taking a stand and clearly stating what an environmental and economic disaster a Home Depot represents.
I, for one, am happy to drive outside this County should I need the products and pricing offered at Home Depot. For everything else, I’m happy to pay a bit more and keep my money local.