New Lowe's may be due for Hudson

New Lowe's may be due for Hudson

There are 25 comments on the Metrowest Daily News story from Aug 23, 2006, titled New Lowe's may be due for Hudson. In it, Metrowest Daily News reports that:

A grocery store is also planned for the complex, although the developer is still hammering out the details.

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berlin abutter

Holden, MA

#1 Sep 20, 2006
hudson will do anything to try to increase its tax base but where does the money go? certainly not towards the towns infrastructure, roads, etc. hudson has the worst roads in the area. but wait they have a nice fire station. wow, big deal.
Hudson taxpayer

Louisville, KY

#2 Sep 22, 2006
I have to say you speak the truth!

Taxes keep going up, but where are the services?
another hudson resident

Worcester, MA

#3 Sep 23, 2006
What I want to know is why do we need another building supply chain, another motel, and another grocery store here for anyway? Those developers think they can speak for all of us. All they are interested in is their bottom dollar, not our future.
marlborough resident

Marlborough, MA

#4 Oct 10, 2006
I can't wait... I'm tired of driving 15 minutes to the other Lowes in Worcester, Westborough, Milford and soon Framingham.

/sarcasm
berlin abutter

Worcester, MA

#5 Oct 10, 2006
You forgot the "Home Cheapos"!! So stay off my street!I'm tired of picking up all the trash from the fast food chains in my yard. Now I can expect all the weekend warriors with 2x4's and plywood twined to the roofs falling off too!
Lowes Buildout

Acton, MA

#6 Aug 20, 2009
Doesn anyone know when Lowes might open??
Fix it Girl

Leominster, MA

#7 Aug 20, 2009
Looks like the influx of these stores will close the Ace and other hardware stores in Hudson. After they open, Hudson will become a ghost town, just when the merchents started gaining ground. Even myself who spend a lot of money at Robinson Ace, will go to Lowes because of the convenience. I can't stand driving through hudson for hours to pick up some nails or screws. The people who stop and let other people out aren't helping only hindering the traffic problem... Plus, I don't think they're not enough people in this area to support that many stores.... Doesn't matter what we think, Hudson just screwed themselves and us!!!!!
Ghost Town Hudson

Leominster, MA

#8 Aug 23, 2009
another hudson resident wrote:
What I want to know is why do we need another building supply chain, another motel, and another grocery store here for anyway? Those developers think they can speak for all of us. All they are interested in is their bottom dollar, not our future.
Unfortunately the people of Hudson actually voted to have all this go in, the new Lowes, hotel and grocery food store, plus additional small stores too. Hudson will be a ghost town soon...they can't fill the vacancies for businesses as it is. The good part is it will reduce the amount of traffic downtown. I hate drving through there idiotic drivers who actually think they are helping by stopping traffice to let people out...
More Traffic on Main St

Bedford, MA

#9 Nov 25, 2009
The town planners have no clue as to the mess they've created for its residents. The Main Street traffic as well as on some back roads will actually increase from all the people flocking from Sudbury, Maynard and Stow to go to the Lowes and the other new shops.
matt

Houston, TX

#10 Nov 25, 2009
more stores ,more traffic
Gost Town Hudson

Leominster, MA

#11 Nov 27, 2009
matt wrote:
more stores ,more traffic
The people voted to put in the Lowes, Grocery store, Hotel and now some specialty stores will be going in... The downtown will be a ghost town in no time. I hate driving down town, especially when the police are directing traffic the lines are longer and traffic is slower then ever. They can't even fill the vacant space down there now! I did like going to the Ace Hardware, but not anymore it is hell getting in and out.

Most people will shop at these new places and the town will lose a lot more then it bargained for... See Ya Later Hudson!
Anthony S

Leominster, MA

#12 Nov 30, 2009
There's nothing wrong with development, especially in a town like Hudson, if it's properly planned. The development off Rt 62 should have minimal impact on traffic downtown and other town resources.

The businesses downtown could profit from a large retail development - people working and shopping there will need to eat and shop somewhere close by.

The Hudson of the 21st century needs to be more like Marlboro, with a mix of retail, industrial, and residential. That will keep taxes low and keep the town vibrant.

Unless there's someone planning to open a bunch of shoe factories downtown, a mixed development on Rt 62 should be welcomed, not spurned.
Martha from Clinton

United States

#13 Nov 30, 2009
Anthony S wrote:
There's nothing wrong with development, especially in a town like Hudson, if it's properly planned. The development off Rt 62 should have minimal impact on traffic downtown and other town resources.
The businesses downtown could profit from a large retail development - people working and shopping there will need to eat and shop somewhere close by.
The Hudson of the 21st century needs to be more like Marlboro, with a mix of retail, industrial, and residential. That will keep taxes low and keep the town vibrant.
Unless there's someone planning to open a bunch of shoe factories downtown, a mixed development on Rt 62 should be welcomed, not spurned.
Who are you, one of the developers? Are you crazy. None of the above is true. The stores in downtown will have to close because we live in a society of immediate gratification. People will go to the Lowe's and the specialty shops for convenience and skip the stores in downtown. It's just that simple...and I don't blame them. Have you ever tried to get around the rotary in the middle of town, people stopping in the street to leave a car out while inconveniencing you... They all drive like it's their first rotary!
Anthony S

Leominster, MA

#14 Nov 30, 2009
Yes I am, I am hear to develop the land and get as much taxpayers money as I can. What you going to do about it? The Lowe's and the rest are just a months away.
marlborough resident

Newton, MA

#15 Dec 1, 2009
I have lived here all my life. I have seen Hudson's growth explode. However, the infrastructure clearly doesn't keep up. It was a wet summer overall, but that familliar water ban sign was pitched up in fron of Tuck's like ALWAYS. Increase your capacity for crying out loud!
vic colter

Bedford, MA

#16 Dec 1, 2009
You are dealing with inexperienced growth based politicians. All they see is increasede tax $, not increased $ for infrastructure and the overall impact on the quality of life for the residents of Hudson. If you live on that side of towm, I feel your pain!
Anthony S

Leominster, MA

#17 Dec 1, 2009
Vic, I know...but it's kind of like they made their bed they have to sleep in it. The vote was in favor of the new development because driving to in Leominster or Worcestor for a toilet would take most of their day and probably mess up the football schedule. So you get what you wanted, plus what you didn't.

“Stop Global Whining”

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#18 Dec 2, 2009
Ghost Town Hudson wrote:
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Unfortunately the people of Hudson actually voted to have all this go in, the new Lowes, hotel and grocery food store, plus additional small stores too. Hudson will be a ghost town soon...they can't fill the vacancies for businesses as it is. The good part is it will reduce the amount of traffic downtown. I hate drving through there idiotic drivers who actually think they are helping by stopping traffice to let people out...
Bring Back Billy Jacks!
Husdon girl

Hudson, MA

#19 Dec 21, 2009
I for one am looking forward to a new food store.
I welcome market basket.. I hate going up town.
The traffic is a mess and the roads are a disaster. As far as the down town Hudson store fronts, they have over priced them self's that's why the little guy cant open a little business.If it means more jobs it isn't a bad thing right now.

but as far as Robinsons, yes I do feel it will suffer and may shut down.
Glenn

Lunenburg, MA

#21 Jan 6, 2010
Robinson's Hardware will not be the only victim of the Lowes' arrival. Lamson & Larkin Lumber in Hudson will also struggle to survive, possibly Aubuchon Hardware as well. Also, National Lumber in Berlin and a couple local garden centers in surrounding towns will likely be affected.

Anthony S. is not wrong about the town of Hudson making their bed. As someone who lived in Hudson for 20 years and have had close ties to the town for another 25 years, I can comfortably say the town's people were severely misguided in believing this expansion would help the quality of life in any way. Hudson has struggled with one expansion project after another for 40+ years with virtually no positive effect on their bottom line. It is a town with many financial needs and few options that will truly create a positive change.

I'm here to tell you that Anthony S. and the other of his kind are the only people who have ever truly benefited from expansion in that town and this project will not change that.

The shame of this project is the impact it will have on the surrounding towns of Berlin, Clinton & possibly a few others that had no vote in the matter.

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