HOME DEPOT ABANDONS PLANS TO OPEN ANOTHER STORE AT THE OLD KMART SITE ON SAN FERNANDO RD
From the No Home Depot Coalition - Northeast Los Angeles
"Home Depot has reportedly abandoned its efforts to open another store in Fletcher Square at the old Kmart site. Los Angeles Council District 13 released the information that the leasehold on the old Kmart site (3150 San Fernando Rd), which Home Depot purchased several years ago, is up for sale.
This latest update is welcomed news to the No Home Depot Coalition (NHDC); and many community activists in both the Atwater Village and Glassell Park communities who vigorously protested against Home Depot installing a 3rd store on a four mile stretch of San Fernando Road.
The NHDC continues to believe that a Home Depot in this location is contrary to the spirit and intent of the Northeast Community Plan and the recently adopted Fletcher Square Community Design Overlay. With the lease on the site reportedly for sale the NHDC hopes that community efforts will focus on attracting a development that satisfies the community's desires and needs."