Home Depot Design Center in Charlotte Closing It’s Doors

In what is being termed by many as ‘Bloody Monday’, the Home Depot Design Center at the Metropolitan will be closing it’s doors in the coming weeks.  While some 71,400+ people nationwide found out they’d be looking for work today, employees of the 128,000 square foot showroom have most likely less than 2 months remaining before they’ll be looking for work.

According to today’s Charlotte Observer, the Design Center was “envisioned as a blend between traditional Home Depots and the chain’s EXPO Design Centers, which are high-end stores aimed at big remodeling jobs. Unlike traditional Home Depots, the Design Center had no lumber, building materials or garden center but gave more display space to items such as containers, lighting, mirrors and flooring. It was designed to appeal more to women, who often make households’ decorating decisions.”

It’s certainly some sad news, not just for those of us that LOVE home decorating, but for those that found out today they’d be looking for work, as well as the rest of us that will feel the economic impact of the decision.

On a lighter note, home sales are still holding strong here in the Rock Hill and Fort Mill SC areas, so don’t let today’s bad news discourage you if you’re considering buying a new house or selling your existing home!

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