Whatever

Manteo, NC

#43 Jul 24, 2010
I sure hope they put in a Lowe's that way they can cover up that last patch of open space and natural vegetation from Kitty Hawk to Nags Head.
The Bear

Corolla, NC

#44 Jul 24, 2010
400 parking spaces, Yahoo this will be like K-marts parking lot, a huge beach access with lights to cross the road. Also since it's so close to the Memorial it will act as over flow parking during events there. So I see it as a win-win situation for parking. I bet one day soon we will see a Mc D's and a DD on the Memorials land.....wanna bet?

“NutsCluelessSpam”

Since: Oct 09

Kill Devil Hills Nizzle

#45 Jul 25, 2010
waterbug wrote:
while i am a proponent of free enterprise, i am dismayed that this structure will be built in the shadow of the Wright Brothers Memorial, one of the greatest national monuments we have, a tribute to the two men who changed the way the world moves. seems almost like scarilege to allow that at any cost. shame on the Meekins family, Frances would never have allowed that to happen. He at least loved Dare Co. enough to attempt to preserve some prestige of what it once was.
Im on the same page as you, It's a shame that a BIG BLUE building is going so close to the WBM , It seem's it will take away from the Memorial and it's history . My biggest fear would be , what happens if Lowe's fail's , what will become of a BIG VACANT BLUE building ? It will sit there for atleast 5 yrs Im sure...
How about putting Lowes somewhere else (won't happen I know ) but put it somewhere else...just doesn't fit there..It's a shame..end of story.
NH Local

Manteo, NC

#46 Jul 25, 2010
Lowe's is coming? Nice! Just wish it were a bit more south.
Mel

Lubbock, TX

#48 Aug 25, 2010
I'm sorry that so many are upset over the new location of Lowes but it is because of the opening of the new Lowes that will allow my husband and myself to live OUR dream. We both have been wanting to move to the OBX for years , he is currently a Manager at our local Lowes and will be able to transfer (we hope).
This will also bring good Career opportunities to the area as well.
who me

Kernersville, NC

#49 Aug 25, 2010
We need job opportunities in this area. And this is a company well known for treating its employees well. I have a friend who has worked at one for fifteen years part time in addition to her full time job. She does it not because she needs the job but because she loves the people she works with and the atmosphere of the company. I think this is a good thing. Just my opinion.
Southern S Local

Windsor, NC

#50 Aug 25, 2010
We might welcome Lowes but the location sucks. How many ACE hardware people will we loose? If no one is building, then why do we need a Lowes?

Like the current administration, the timing is all wrong.
hillbilly jim

New Kensington, PA

#51 Aug 25, 2010
I see,
You know more than Lowes when it concerns establishing market share in Dare County.
You might consider contacting them regarding a position with their Futurism Department.
Enough Already

Kitty Hawk, NC

#52 Aug 25, 2010
Mel wrote:
I'm sorry that so many are upset over the new location of Lowes but it is because of the opening of the new Lowes that will allow my husband and myself to live OUR dream. We both have been wanting to move to the OBX for years , he is currently a Manager at our local Lowes and will be able to transfer (we hope).
This will also bring good Career opportunities to the area as well.
I'm sorry your family's dream hinges on destroying the reality of so many people already living here. As has been pointed out, it will severely impact the quality of life for homes around the property. Perhaps you can afford to live here on a manager's salary, but the majority of the people working in retail cannot afford to live in Dare County, so I'm not so sure "career opportunities" is such a great selling point to the locals.
truth

Kitty Hawk, NC

#53 Aug 25, 2010
@Tyler: I kinda agree w/ you buuut... that's the way it's SUPPOSED to work. Majority rules. Not a dictatorship, as in the council and Lowes deciding. The council is supposed to vote based upon what we, the people would want. And we the people don't want it... that's what's upsetting.
hopewell native

Hopewell, VA

#54 Aug 25, 2010
I ewas the original manager of Advance Auto Parts in the old Sears building in Manteo. I was there from 1996-2002. When we first opened, we were dead and "corporate" could nor understand it. As time went by and We met people and got busy, I learned that people stayed away beacause we were "big box stores" and hurting locals like the Murrays and Steve from carquest. I fought for years to get a store on the beach and corporate would not do it. Lowes has alot to learn about the OBX market. It and the customers are not like ant they have ever had!! LOL. I miss my customers/friends I met while living there
Scott aka "partsguy"
Yuck

Spring Hope, NC

#55 Aug 25, 2010
They'll have to import idiots from out of town just like Home Depot did. Most people around here can't pass the drug test so we get stuck with the idiots that can't get a local job in E-City.
KDH girl

Corolla, NC

#56 Aug 26, 2010
I don't understand how the town of KDH can grant Lowes even one variance let alone close to eleven!!

The variance for close to 500 parking spaces makes me sick when a single family residence can't get a variance for even one parking space! What's with that??

I also wonder how many commercial buildings in KDH have been granted variances such as what they're giving to Lowes so that they could build what they "needed"???

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#57 Aug 26, 2010
>> How many ACE hardware people will we loose? <<

When Home Depot was going up everyone thought Ace and Kelloggs would disappear. Wrong. I still go into Ace because you can be in and out in 2 minutes.

“NutsCluelessSpam”

Since: Oct 09

Kill Devil Hills Nizzle

#58 Aug 26, 2010
@ KDH girl .. what were some of the variance's ? I'm in the dark ? I don't know what they allowed or did't allow .

@ Glasspilot .. I'm with you ..ACE always gives one on one service , personal service is rare at these big box stores . Yes ..in and out in minutes.

On the other comments about jobs being created..Im just guessing here but you watch ...whom ever will be building the buildings will NOT have a NC license plate on their trucks . Sprinkler system will NOT be from our state . Upper management will be shipped in from another state and Im thinking around 120 employees give or take . Doesn't seem to be a win win situation. I also feel bad for the folks around that area with the big blue being within 40' of their property. Stay tuned.
just me

Burke, VA

#59 Aug 26, 2010
It's like the difference between renting at Home Depot or Metro Rental. Metro will work with people that do not use credit cards and you are in and out in a fraction of the time!
KDH girl

Corolla, NC

#60 Aug 26, 2010
sixty6guns wrote:
@ KDH girl .. what were some of the variance's ? I'm in the dark ? I don't know what they allowed or did't allow .
@ Glasspilot .. I'm with you ..ACE always gives one on one service , personal service is rare at these big box stores . Yes ..in and out in minutes.
On the other comments about jobs being created..Im just guessing here but you watch ...whom ever will be building the buildings will NOT have a NC license plate on their trucks . Sprinkler system will NOT be from our state . Upper management will be shipped in from another state and Im thinking around 120 employees give or take . Doesn't seem to be a win win situation. I also feel bad for the folks around that area with the big blue being within 40' of their property. Stay tuned.
The Outer Banks Voice did a series of articles on the project, you may be able to still find them there. From what I understand there will be variances on parking, lot coverage, lighting, trees as a buffer along the bypass, and the ability to store lumber uncovered, which if it's salt treated, the arsenic could potentially run off and get into our waterways. It's the same reason they couldn't build here some years ago on a lot that was too close to Fresh Pond .
KDH

United States

#61 Aug 26, 2010
FYI - I found the following by searching for "salt treated lumber." It indicates arsenic is seldom used these days.

"Salt treated" is a common name for wood which has been treated with a salt compound to deter decay. The salt is applied by infusing the wood with the salt dissolved in water under high pressure, so the same wood is often referred to as pressure treated wood.

Keep in mind that although commonly used to refer to sodium chloride ("table salt"), the word salt broadly applies to any compound that is the result of a reaction between an acid and a base. Chromated Copper Arsenate was the most common chemical until a few years ago, so "CCA treated" is also commonly used to refer to this wood, although very little is actually treated with this compound due to the arsenic component. Legal use is limited to a few industrial applications. Alkaline Copper Quarternary is presently the most commonly used chemical, so the term ACQ treated is usually correct. This chemical is not a salt, so the term "salt treated" is no longer technically correct, but will probably be used for some time.

So in short, salt treated, pressure treated, CCA and ACQ all mean generally the same thing although there are some technical differences.

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#62 Aug 27, 2010
And your point is? We all know what salt treated means.
KDH

United States

#63 Aug 27, 2010
glasspilot wrote:
And your point is? We all know what salt treated means.
The point is: Arsenic is seldom used to treat lumber these days. The info was for the poster who was worried about arsenic runoff polluting the water.

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