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OSH To Remodel San Leandro, Shut San Lorenzo Store

As Patch reported in July, the Lewelling store will be shut but the company says it will remodel in San Leandro. Both moves slated for 2013.

 

Orchard Supply Hardware has confirmed that it will remodel its San Leandro store even as it closes its San Lorenzo operation.

In July, when Patch wrote about the likely closure of the OSH on Lewelling Boulevard, dozens of residents posted comments ranging from angry to sad.

"If they close our OSH on Lewelling, we should NEVER shop at the Floresta store," wrote long-time San Lorenzo resident Keith Barros.

Others blamed the lengthy streetscape project on Lewelling for fouling up access to stores and complicating the survival of merchants on the strip.

Confirmation of San Lorenzo's loss and San Leandro's gain came in a Mercury News story that said both changes would occur in the first half of 2013.

OSH, which lost $26.7 million in its most recent financial period, must have decided that it couldn't support two stores just 3.1 miles apart.

Are you an OSH shopper? Does the change affect you? 

Barry Kane October 06, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I am an OSH shopper and the change affects me positively due to the remodel of the San Leandro store, which is actually very close to San Lorenzo.
Thomas Clarke October 06, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Pete's Hardware in Castro Valley is the right place for everything. It always has been.
Ken Briggs October 07, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Thomas Clarke , You are right, thats a real good ACE hardware store arould . Some one should ask the owners to see about another store .

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