Home Depot May Take Over Bed Bath & Beyond UES Store

731 Lexington Avenue and 410 East 61st Street (inset) with Vornado's Steve Roth (Googel Maps; VNO)

731 Lexington Avenue and 410 East 61st Street (inset) with Vornado’s Steve Roth (Googel Maps; VNO)

Big-box retailers are playing musical stores on the Upper East Side.

Home Depot, which currently leases nearly 80,000 square feet at Vornado Realty Trust’s 731 Lexington Avenue, may be moving to a bigger spot in the neighborhood.

The home improvement store is on its way to taking over the more than 90,000-square-foot space Bed Bath & Beyond currently occupies at 410 East 61st Street, sources told The Real Deal. The retail condo and garage is owned by Gazit Horizons, whose president and CEO Jeff Mooallem declined comment through a spokeswoman. The deal is reportedly close to completion, with Ripco representing Home Depot.

This week, Bed Bath & Beyond announced it would shutter that location by December as part of its larger plan to close 200 stores throughout the U.S.

It’s unclear what tenant

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America’s Favorite Home Improvement Store Might Surprise You

Home Depot and Lowe’s might be the best-known home improvement retailers in America, but neither is the favorite of consumers.

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That honor goes to Ace Hardware — again.

Ace ranked No. 1 for overall customer satisfaction in J.D. Power’s 2020 Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study, marking the 13th time in 14 years that the retailer outscored the competition.

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The 2020 study was based on a survey of more than 2,600 customers who had purchased home improvement-related products from a home improvement retailer in the prior 12 months.

The overall customer satisfaction scores are based on five factors:

  • Merchandise
  • Price
  • Sales and promotions
  • Staff and service
  • Store facility

Speedy service from friendly, knowledgeable staff is key. Christina Cooley, director of the @Home practice at J.D. Power, explains:

“The one-on-one engagement

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Menards appeals jury award to woman injured in ND store

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Menard, Inc. is appealing a jury award to a woman who was injured when she fell over a flatbed cart at its store in Minot, North Dakota.

A jury last year awarded nearly $40,000 to Darlene Johnson, plus about $145,000 in attorney’s fees in a civil lawsuit against the home improvement chain, based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

According to the complaint in the case, Johnson went to Menards in May 2013 to exchange a floor vent. She stopped at the customer service desk to ask about exchanging the item.

As Johnson turned to leave, she fell onto the flatbed cart that had been left in the walking area beside the service desk, Minot Daily News reported.

Johnson cracked seven teeth which required extensive dental work, including root canals and bridges.

Her attorneys argued Menards was at fault for not keeping the walking area free of

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Lowe’s To Install ‘Buy Online Pickup In Store’ Lockers At All U.S. Stores

(RTTNews) – Home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc. plans to install pickup lockers at all U.S. stores aiming to improve contactless delivery for online buyers amid worsening Covid-19 spread.

The “Buy Online Pickup in Store” self-service lockers at its more than 1,700 stores will be available by the end of March 2021. In most major metro markets, the additional online pickup option will be installed by Thanksgiving.

Lowe’s is teaming with Parcel Pending by Quadient, a provider of package management solutions, for the retail locker solution.

The electronic technology in the lockers generates a scannable barcode when an order is ready for pickup. Customers can quickly collect their online orders from self-service lockers near the front of stores in locations.

This will eliminate checkout time, allow direct access to pick up orders, and help customers get in and out of the store faster during the busy holiday season.

Lowe’s expects

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Home improvement store, eatery and fraternity house

Three new outbreaks of COVID-19 were reported in Fort Collins this week. 

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The Home Depot on John F. Kennedy Parkway and Silver Grill Cafe both reported two positive cases, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 

Meanwhile, the Kappa Sigma fraternity had its second outbreak of the coronavirus. Eight members living in the off-campus chapter house tested positive for COVID-19 and five are listed as probable in an outbreak confirmed by the health department Sept. 3. 

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Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new rapid, portable and saliva-based COVID-19 test that can return results in as little as 45 minutes.

In the fraternity’s first outbreak in late July, seven members tested positive. As a result of the second outbreak, the university is requiring all members living

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Carmel police seeking info on suspect in repeated tool thefts from home improvement store

The latest theft of cordless finishing nailers occurred on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Lowe’s in Carmel.

CARMEL, Ind. — Police in Carmel are searching for a man believed to be involved in the theft of tools on several occasions from a home improvement store.

Investigators shared three surveillance photos of the suspect, including one from the latest alleged theft on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Lowe’s store in Carmel. Police believe the same suspect is involved in the other two thefts of cordless finishing nailers, as well. 

The white male suspect, who is described as standing between 5-feet-5-inches and six-feet tall and weighing between 150-170 pounds, was last seen wearing a green Indiana Pacers t-shirt, blue shorts and a black-and-white hat. He was wearing a blue Indianapolis Colts facemask during the alleged theft on Sept. 11.

Wanted for Theft

On September 11, 2020 a theft was reported at Lowe’s

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