North County Times Says Hurray For Lowe’s

by The Editors on July 9, 2010

LowesHere’s a shocker. The North County Times “opinion staff” is all in favor of one of their advertisers opening a 153,974 square foot big box home store in Carlsbadistan.

That’s why they’ve written an editorial congratulating the Carlsbad Planning Commission for giving “initial approval” to the Sudberry Development company, for a “153,974-square-foot Lowe’s home improvement store, a gas station, food court and small bank” in the hole on the Southwest corner of El Camino Real and Palomar Airport Rd. Yes, it is a lot that once was home to the Olympic Resort.

While we generally agree that attracting high-tech industrial, engineering and biotech companies ought to be the priority, we recognize the role that retail and like commercial services have for both nearby workers and residents,” the paper said.

Personally, we’d rather travel to the Lowe’s big enough boxes in Oceanside or Vista and keep Carlsbadistan free of big-box blight.

[Link: North County Times]

John Marshall July 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

Hey folks, it was a no-brainer for the city to say yes to Lowes. Why? Well, we don’t have a big box Home Depot or Lowes in the city limits and, while convenient for us to have one, the main reason that we get a Lowes instead of a Wal-Mart, is that it will generate new sales taxes. The city seems to fell that saving consumers a bit of money with a Wal-Mart, is less important than increasing their take. We have a costco, why not a wal-mart?

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