Lowes In West Plains
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Really Need To Know

Columbia, MO

#1 Feb 16, 2009
Does Anyone Really Know if West Plains is getting a Lowes ?

“Country boys rule!”

Since: Jan 09

In the Howell County burbs

#2 Feb 16, 2009
Rumor only so dont call me on it - but I have heard that Lowe's execs were in town to talk to city planners and whoever else. Its supposed to go by Hirsch's and the Assem. of God Church. Having said that I am still waiting on the K-Mart that was going to be across from the Sheriff's office. Instead we got Aldi's, Sherwin Williams, and a bunch of other small businesses - nothing wrong with that, but it proved the K-Mart rumor wrong.
Only time will tell on this one. I did go to Lowe's the other day in Ozark and it was awesome. Lots better than the Mtn. Home or Springfield stores. The 2 good things they can do is come to W.P. and quit sponsoring Jimmie Johnson.
Nu2Pomona

Canada

#3 Feb 16, 2009
country-boy wrote:
Its supposed to go by Hirsch's and the Assem. of God Church.
And we heard the same story but that they were taking borings and it is going on 160, past the Bulls Eye where the skate house used to be. That's what all the dirt moving is about.

Would question the opening of a store in West Plains when they're closing locations around the country.
Few Know 4

Columbia, MO

#4 Feb 16, 2009
One word (JOBS) They are closing sites where there is a Home Dep And Lowes. Let me tell you West Plains could use the jobs.

“Country boys rule!”

Since: Jan 09

In the Howell County burbs

#5 Feb 16, 2009
Yes they can use the jobs badly. The only concern I have if it comes in is will it be like Wal-Mart did running Consumers and small dept. stores out of town. I hope they dont effect Herrmans, Morrisons, and Waggoners in Willow. But man oh man do they have the outdoor stuffs and the power tools. If their Lumber is like that in their Mtn. Home store the local lumber yards will have nothing to worry about. Their 2x4's are about as straight as West160.
Only time will tell, but if it makes more jobs and not less jobs get it here.
Helpful

United States

#6 Feb 16, 2009
Nu2Pomona wrote:
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And we heard the same story but that they were taking borings and it is going on 160, past the Bulls Eye where the skate house used to be. That's what all the dirt moving is about.
Would question the opening of a store in West Plains when they're closing locations around the country.
I have personally talked to the the survey crew and the drill crew and they both said that the were doing work for Lowes, but nothing was set in stone as of yet.
Nu2Pomona

Canada

#7 Feb 17, 2009
country-boy wrote:
I hope they dont effect Herrmans, Morrisons, and Waggoners in Willow.
All of these big box stores ultimately affect smaller, local businesses. One the one hand they will provide some competition for Walmart (good), but on the other they will certainly cut into applicance sales at places like Browns, Sears, Waggoners, etc. They don't carry furniture so Browns should be good on that front.

That doesn't mean locals can't compete. I like being able to have an "account" at Waggoners and if it gets bigger than I am able to handle at the end of the month, they will carry the balance with a low service charge as opposed to Lowes. Lowes will carry the balance allright at 28% interest.

Since coming here about a year ago, we completely finished the lower level of our house, adding about 1000 square feet of living space. Everything was purchased locally with the exception of an undercounter refrigerator (couldn't find one here). Most stuff came from Meeks and Waggoner. In both cases store staff was very helpful. Tony (from Meeks) even came out to the house to show us how to hang the doors! You won't get that kind of service from Lowes.

I still hope they come to West Plains. It's my favorite place to visit on Sunday afternoons.
Wonder

Ozark, MO

#8 Feb 17, 2009
Wow .. someone from Meeks actually came to your house?! I can't get them to go to the damn counter and check me out. I've been to Meeks 10 times in 10 years and I have never had a good experience there. Same with Hermann's. Maybe Lowes would encourage Meeks and Hermann's to get some decent customer service.
Nu2Pomona

Canada

#9 Feb 17, 2009
Wonder wrote:
Wow .. someone from Meeks actually came to your house?!
Actually, he was here several time. First to inspect a door installed by the builder that developed a leak. Then back to install the new door. Third time to measure door openings for the pre-hung doors we ordered and last to show us how to install them.

More than satisfied. And we've never had a problem at the counter. They do get a little busy but when its our turn, always give us the same attention they gave the customers before us.

Wish the store had more inventory and carried a wider variety of merchandise but, can't have everything.

We're not related to anyone who works there; didn't know a soul the first time we walked through the door.
Open Season

Branson, MO

#10 Feb 17, 2009
If West Plains is going to get one or the other, better to have a Lowes than a Home Depot.
KUROCKS

West Plains, MO

#11 Feb 18, 2009
I Heard Lowes deal was dead because they were doing background checks on different property owners and area by Hirch was there spot but when they interviewed locals and did background checks it was a broken deal.
Yeah Right

Viburnum, MO

#12 Feb 18, 2009
lol where exactly did you hear this from? I'm sure it was reliable. Why exactly is it a broken deal?
grave digger

Ava, MO

#13 Feb 18, 2009
why do they have to do a background check on the property owners? that dont make no sence,,if you want land you just buy land,,

“Country boys rule!”

Since: Jan 09

In the Howell County burbs

#14 Feb 18, 2009
Did the property have a lien on it? or property markers in wrong place after they surveyed it? Current land owners want more than its worth??
Enquiring minds want to know.
grave digger

Ava, MO

#15 Feb 18, 2009
cant wait for a new store in west plains,,that means a new cid tax,,dont it? i wont stop shopping until cid #10,,then i will bitch a little bit,,now cid #11 thats going to far,,
Still In the Dark

Columbia, MO

#16 Feb 22, 2009
Yes or No. No one know . I wonder why is sooo hard to get one in W.P . When much smaller towns have one ??????????
tater

Galena, MO

#17 Feb 22, 2009
It is a done deal, going on west 160 next to skateland on property owned by Jerry Hall
Still In the Dark

Columbia, MO

#18 Feb 22, 2009
Wow tater I hope you are right. That would be so great!!!!!!!!! When do they start work ? When will it be done ?
kurocks

West Plains, MO

#19 Feb 26, 2009
I guess it will go on Hall's Property. Does that mean another CID in town?
I did hear it was going in by Hirsch but after Lowes checked out who the owner of the land was then they said NO WAY?
Who owns the lan by Hirsch?
Tax

Ava, MO

#20 Feb 26, 2009
There's a tax involved, gives them a break to come here. I think it's the TIF tax or something like that?? You can bet local stores competing with what Lowe's sells have fought this for awhile, keeping them out until now. Construction starting this summer and the store opening in December is what I heard.

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