ben franklin wrote:
In my opinion, OSH and Do It Center are roughly the same size. Based
on the two stores I have been in; La Crescenta and Granada Hills. OSH
does seem to have a larger selection of tools and socks.
So, how much money has been spent by Do It Center for the
Sunland-Tujunga effort? (anticipation of dead silence)
A little perspective here.
Osh is a subsidiary of Sears Holdings which owns Sears,K-Mart and OSH
OSH has 85 stores
DO-IT CENTER is "affiliated" with Neiman-Reed Lumber Co. and Patio World
DO-IT CENTER has 9 stores
HOME DEPOT has 2170 stores in the US,Canada,China and Mexico.....and 34 EXPO centers.. It has opened 51 new stores in the last six months. It is the second largest retailer in the USA and the Largest Home improvement store in the world.
Frankly Ben (pun here)
I don't give a rat's behind how much help DO-IT offered NO2HD. It was a brilliant strategy that peaked at the precise time required to give NO2HD a victory that can only be described as "David slays Goliath" Sunland-Tujunga Alliance is a political force in the SF Valley that must be reckoned with in the future if they don't let it go to their head and start infighting.
Let me clarify the confusing aspect of my post:
Yeah, I hear you.
I was not arguing for or against Do-It Center nor was I critizing their tactics.
I prefer the smaller stores like OSH and Do It Center vs. HD. I was trying to point
out the "possible" ridiculous cost of obtaining legal services. I have no idea
how any of the money was allocated or spent. I'm ignorant.
Regarding the store size, I was not comparing the size of the corporations
or their sales, or number of stores. I was comparing the footprint of the
individual stores and thus the impact on the neighborhood. The OSH
stores I have been to don't have the "warehouse" feel to them.
My perception is that based on the size of each store and layouts that
I have seen, Do It Center and OSH are about the same. Strictly emperical
observations on my part.
I understand OSH's affiliation with the old Sears, that is why they sell
quality Craftsman hand tools.
The Kmart-Sears merger was initiated by KMART and they changed the
name of the Holding company to capitalize on the (slightly) better goodwill
the Sears name garners. After all, the KMART chain was emerging from
Chapter 11 and had a "schlocky" reputation, IMO.