Lowe's Drops Plan For Canton Site

Lowe's Drops Plan For Canton Site

There are 25 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Sep 22, 2008, titled Lowe's Drops Plan For Canton Site. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Lowe's won approval earlier this year to build a 119,328-square-foot store with an attached 27,265-square-foot garden center and a 437-space parking lot.

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patty

Canton, CT

#22 Sep 27, 2008
Wizard of Odds wrote:
Hey! Where's the story about the selling of Humphrey farm for $9zerozero,zerozerozero.zeroze ro?
Guess that's making Marianne's day, huh? And, thank YOU, Mr. Perry!
Guess Mr Barlow couldn't live up to his promise of preserving the Humphrey Farm with taxpayer dollars. Sorry Marianne your "guy" didn't come through. But it seems you got what you wanted, a buyer for your property.
Been in Canton awhile

Terryville, CT

#23 Oct 2, 2008
grateful wrote:
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You are absolutely wrong. The Lowell Brothers owned the Canton Golf Course. The Lowell family had run the golf course for years, and were beloved by residents. CARE and other Canton residents did in fact support the shoppes development. The Lowells had tried for years to find a buyer for the property because they didn't want their heirs subject to inheritance taxes. The Lowells had looked at different options including a comprehensive sports complex complete with a huge retail component, hotel and restaurants. When that deal fell apart they took an option with SR Weiner, and were proud of what they got.
With sky rocketing gas prices it's nice to be able to do all your shopping and dining within the Canton borders. And my son was able to get a job a shoppes store and can walk there. Since there is a shortage of employment for high school students I am glad he was able to find employment in our town. We now have two grocery stores, IGA and Shaws, and the Collinsville Farmers Market, so I no longer have to drive futrher for groceries.
I really wonder were the CARE folks shop? Do they drive to Stop & Shop or Big Y? Not very supportive of businesses in their own town. Do they drive to West Farms or Blue Back Square instead of going to the same stores here at the shoppes?
Shop locally. It supports the Canton economy, and all those people employed by the local businesses.
You are absolutely right. The Lowell Brothers did everything possible. Canton even had the chance to buy the golf course but voted against it.
ANSWER: CARE HELD IT'S ANNUAL CARE DINNER IN NEW HARTFORD! GOT TO LOVE IT! WISE UP TO THE REWRITING OF HISTORY BY THE CARE FOLKS! WHAT IS THEIR SPIN ON THE LANE BROTHER HOME? IT WAS AN OLD SHACK?
Amy Weston

Plymouth, CT

#24 Oct 6, 2008
I didnt mean to imply that contractors are not normal people. If Miners was truly threatened by the big boxes they WOULD be open on the weekends, like they used to be. I prefer to buy my wood from Miners or Sanford and Hawley but I do work for a living and can't get there during their ridiculous hours.

So, I'm thrilled they work out well for the local builder; it's just too bad they don't care about the little guys.
tom silva wrote:
Amy,
Miner Lumber is not a joke. And why dont you think contactors are normal
people ?
Miners, like most small locally owned lumber companies in Ct, started
catering to builders many years ago
when the large national chain stores
took over and put a store in just about every town in the country. Southington actually has TWO Home
Chepos! How could they ever compete with that? Miners actually has a
great reputation and does a great
job catering to the local builder.
Amy Weston

Plymouth, CT

#25 Oct 6, 2008
Nah, I have a hubby for that :P

:)
omg wrote:
"AMY" don't you have better things to do on the weekend...like stay home and take advantage of yourself???
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Amanda

Plymouth, CT

#26 Dec 23, 2008
You..are clueless. So your son got a minimum wage job? Wonderful. The "Shoppes" sell crap. Majority of it from CHINA. Who do you *really* think we are supporting?
grateful wrote:
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You are absolutely wrong. The Lowell Brothers owned the Canton Golf Course. The Lowell family had run the golf course for years, and were beloved by residents. CARE and other Canton residents did in fact support the shoppes development. The Lowells had tried for years to find a buyer for the property because they didn't want their heirs subject to inheritance taxes. The Lowells had looked at different options including a comprehensive sports complex complete with a huge retail component, hotel and restaurants. When that deal fell apart they took an option with SR Weiner, and were proud of what they got.
With sky rocketing gas prices it's nice to be able to do all your shopping and dining within the Canton borders. And my son was able to get a job a shoppes store and can walk there. Since there is a shortage of employment for high school students I am glad he was able to find employment in our town. We now have two grocery stores, IGA and Shaws, and the Collinsville Farmers Market, so I no longer have to drive futrher for groceries.
I really wonder were the CARE folks shop? Do they drive to Stop & Shop or Big Y? Not very supportive of businesses in their own town. Do they drive to West Farms or Blue Back Square instead of going to the same stores here at the shoppes?
Shop locally. It supports the Canton economy, and all those people employed by the local businesses.

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