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Home Depot coming 2014?

Breaking news coming at you from the corner of 4th and Broadway. Also: Ron Paul!

  1. Mark Sailors
    October 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    It’s about freaking time. I hate Ace in Arcata.

  2. HUUFC
    October 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I can’t stand going to Piersons.

  3. October 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Say good-bye to Piersons Hardware and their unique items that Home Despot would never carry.

  4. mresquan
    October 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Ain’t happenin’.

  5. Goldie
    October 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Really? Is that how Home Depot announces future plans? I just don’t think so. Our area may be able to support a Walmart but I doubt it can keep a Home Depot happy and alive.

  6. Ponder z
    October 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Piersons is a ripoff. That is why there is a demand for HD. I hate the HD too, and would like to put Lows on the table. Way better product selection, same former walmart employees. But if we are going to turn around this economy, we will be paying a lot more for gas. So I need to stretch my $, and shop at Lows.

  7. October 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    IF THIS MEANS WE ARE GOING TO GET THE SAME BAD SERVICE I EXPERIENCE DOWN HERE IN ORANGE COUNTY, SURE!!!! I WOULD RATHER SEE ORCHARD SUPPLY THAN HOME DEPOT…

  8. Happy feet
    October 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I enjoy knowing that HUUFC hates Pierson’s

    I’ve found my new favorite store in Humboldt!

  9. Anonymous
    October 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    As long as the economy remains in a tailspin, Ma and Pa will keep getting their reverse mortgages to buy cheap-as-possible crap to patch their homes….and the Dow Jones can continue to swell with predatory and offshore companies. Once everyone’s in serious debt and desperation they’ll all be on-board for the next big shocker…war with Iran, fuel rationing, home searches, fascism…?? You name it. Once Social Security is privatized, and lost, they’ll get rid of a huge segment of resistance. Seen the age of activists and protestors lately?

  10. October 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I’m with you Happy Feet. At least we know we won’t run into HUUFC at Pierson’s. :-)

  11. October 19, 2012 at 5:01 am

    i think Fortuna is a better location. Maybe Lowe’s will go there…..you know they will be here soon after…..right across the street from Home Depot if possible.

  12. Anonymous
    October 19, 2012 at 6:39 am

    One more reason to use Herrick and F Streets to get through Euricka.

  13. October 19, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Thanks Ron Paul! When do we get a tire fire?

  14. October 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

    bolithio :
    Thanks Ron Paul! When do we get a tire fire?

    WTF? I don’t get it.

  15. Plain Jane
    October 19, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I’m wondering if you were one of the people I was standing in line behind the other day who were discussing the best route to avoid as much of Eureka as possible when traveling north or south, 6:39. I tried to look as “Canadian” as possible but my embarrassment over the truth of their remarks about what a seedy place this town has become was probably apparent. Maybe we SHOULD change the name to Arkleyville.

  16. not a fan
    October 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Funny,PJ. Anything that Arkley has been allowed to finish is a bright spot in Eureka. As far as embarrassment, now you know how we all feel about you being a member of the community.

  17. October 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Will Home Depot pay $12.00 an hour?

  18. jr
    October 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Goldie: Why do you think that the area cannot support Home Depot? It always exists in Crescent City, a much smaller market.

  19. Plain Jane
    October 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Most people who notice it love the mural on the back of Arkley Theater but hate his tacky 5th Street attempt at whatever they were trying to imitate.

  20. HUUFC
    October 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

    The Arkley Theater is pretty nice, so are the Arkley improvements at the Eureka Zoo. As is the Nancy Hilfiker Aviary and other projects paid for by corporate donators. I’m glad the Arkleys are spending money trying to improve Eureka. I did see a poster at the Zoo from baykeeper whining about plastic bags but no improvements paid for by them.

  21. A-nony-mouse
    October 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

    The ONLY way a Home Depot could end up on the Balloon Tact is if Security National gets off its but, makes peace with the Coastal Commission, actually does the REAL cleanup ordered by the court, and a flock of pigs go flying by for the winter.

  22. FUUHC
    October 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Robyn Junior’s animal jail be sweet, better then the sweetshops those therd werld kids be workin in to produce home depot stuff, but I be hatin piersen’s cuz I be hatin everyone in Humboldt. Better to buy stuff from walmart & home depot for low prices always, don’t care bout American economee. Baykeeper has not created jobs, vote for bonino for more jobs in american

  23. Plain Jane
    October 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Why haven’t Arkley’s minions brought us economic prosperity yet? Aren’t these the same people complaining that Obama hasn’t brought the nation prosperity in 4 years with an obstructive congress while they haven’t succeeded with a majority on the city council AND the board of supervisors?

  24. Robby
    October 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Linda and Clif and Bill are still being an obstructionators. We must eliminate them.

  25. Anonymous
    October 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    “Anything that Arkley has been allowed to finish is a bright spot in Eureka.”

    The Arkley’s, in tandem with the handful of other speculators and land attorney’s, have had their way in this county forever. Poorly concealed behind Arkley’s paltry $6 million cumulative tax-deductible donations in Eureka, is their ongoing legacy of greed that’s clear for all to see. Over $100 million in unfunded waste water updates, streets unsafe for all who need them, over-saturation of poverty wage big boxes and the homes these folks can’t afford…

    Yes, it’s stellar times for right-wingers who love to manufacture poverty, the fire-sale if forces upon working people, (aka “Depression”), and then complain about the crime it generates.

  26. WhatNow
    October 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    GREAT post Anonymous @ #25.
    Thank you.

  27. Anonymous
    October 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Heck there is a HD in Crescent City..Get your happy ass up there. I like the home town hardware store. Piersons!

  28. Goldie
    October 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    JR, the reasons I think Home Depot will not choose our town for expansion is because they just closed 7 stores in China and I assume that has to hurt their bottom line and limited their dreams of expansion Also think about it. If you were going to open a store, invest millions of dollars for permits, land and building what would you look at to see if this town could support your efforts? Housing starts? Personal income for the population? Stability of future employment and industry? Eureka and the rest of the county supports the Crescent City store. If another store was open you would want to know if the Crescent City store would not be fatally injured by the decrease in shoppers. Now maybe HD has a mini store I don’t know about. But take a minute and pretend you were in charge of making this decision. Your job and reputation would be on the line. Would you suggest this town for a new store?

  29. A-nony-mouse
    October 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    It is a long standing tradition for big box stores to open many stores in one relatively close area, basically competing with themselves. The strongest store stays open and the other folds. There is an incredible amount of unused square footage sitting empty all over the US from exactly this practice.
    Now consider what woiuld happen to the Crescent City store if an HD opened here. My guess is that it wouldn’t last a year, leaving CC even more backrupt and jobless than it is now.
    Even if you have no compassion for CC, what would happen here if the ‘new’ HD didn’t live up to some mythical sales goals? Guaranteed, it would close, leaving many closed and ruined local businesses in its wake and NO ONE to pick up the slack. It’s a model that has been repeated hundreds of times across the country and they keep on doing it.
    Read ‘The Big Box Swindle’ by Stacy Mitchell. If that doesn’t convince you of the damage these Big Box stores do to little towns and small cities (like pretentious Eureka), then your mind is as closed as one of those former WalMart sites.

  30. Anonymous
    October 20, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    The earlier post was right Eureka has become a embarrassment. Not because of the Arkleys but despite their best attempts. The embarrassment are all the homeless bum attracted to the town by all the free handouts here for the asking.

  31. October 21, 2012 at 8:05 am

    I’m not sure it’s the “all the homeless bum [sic]” that has made this town an blight. I’d say it’s due to the drug problem and the crime that comes with it.

  32. Plain Jane
    October 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

    A few years ago there was a discussion here about the prevalence of “performance enhancing” drugs in the lumber mills and what was happening to these once productively employed and self-supporting drug addicts as the jobs available to them disappeared. A percentage of the tweakers roaming the streets looking for “any lock that ain’t locked” are probably local former mill workers without much hope of rehabilitation or gainful employment. What’s the solution?

  33. Chris Holmquist
    October 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I absolutely love how Humboldt wants to be like my hometown of Portland. Food trucks & now all these chains? Keep up the good work guys! This is too funny. Shit storm in Humboldt is a brewin.

  34. October 22, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Plain Jane :
    A few years ago there was a discussion here about the prevalence of “performance enhancing” drugs in the lumber mills and what was happening to these once productively employed and self-supporting drug addicts as the jobs available to them disappeared. A percentage of the tweakers roaming the streets looking for “any lock that ain’t locked” are probably local former mill workers without much hope of rehabilitation or gainful employment. What’s the solution?

    Possible solution to the meth problem: Making rehabilitation more affordable and in place of jail sentences.There is no way to stop people from using it in a timely manner, though PSAs done on a regular basis, under the assumption they are effective, can probably make a long-term difference.

    It’s funny. In my “Nothing Men” novel I allude to the fact that meth is being made in a set of barns and a reader from the East Coast wrote and asked me, “Don’t you think it’s a bit farfetched to think people are making meth in barns?” They’ve got it out there, but it isn’t nearly as bad as it is here.

  35. Plain Jane
    October 22, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Meth does seem to be more of a problem in rural areas than in the cities, but its likely due to it being more obvious in smaller towns with little nighttime activity than in cities which never sleep.

  36. Anonymous
    October 23, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Just a photo shop job….what’s up heraldo… no real sign down there

  37. Goldie
    October 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    According to News Channel 3’s Facebook page : Did you see this sign? (insert picture of above sign) Their post reads: It was on a building at Broadway and 4th street in Eureka. A representative for Home Depot says the sign was an error and there are no plans for a Home Depot at this time.
    But I have to wonder at the word ‘error’. Does that mean they meant to paste it on some other building? Or did they say “joke” ?

  38. Grant Hendricks.
    October 24, 2012 at 2:40 am

    As an outsider, coming to Humboldt and Saskatoon, I really don’t understand the critics of Piersons or Home Depot. You would have more choices, which is good. Obviously, Home Depot has done some research in the the growth of Saskatchewan, that would sustain a new
    store. With the new potash mines, and new tar sands projects in the works, their will be more cash flowing throughout Saskatchewan. A cousin is now building his home in Saskatoon as a result of working in a potash mine. He has to buy his building materials somewhere. In Vancouver, I personally like Home Depot when they first arrived because they had real electricians serving the customers when purchasing electrical parts. This help was invaluable.
    If you are making $100,000/year working at a mine, does it matter if the part costs $1 or $1.20?

  39. October 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

    The “more choices” argument used in favor of Walmarts and Home Depots is completely bogus. Since the stated goal of both of these corportations is market dominance and the crushing of the competition, and since both of these corps are very successful in execution of their monopolistic business model, the “more choices” soon become fewer and fewer until there is only one (1) choice.

    We are looking for a few local businesses to support the Eureka Fair Wage Act. These will be local businesses with the prescience to understand that Walmart is here to crush them, and that raisiing wages for large employers will level the playing field for mom & pops and will put the purchasing power of $3,000,000 directily into the local Eureka economy.

    Contact us at info@fairwages.org if you fit this description.

  40. anonymous
    October 24, 2012 at 11:47 am

    It must gall you to no end that you live in a democracy instead of some kind of dictatorship controlled by you & your friends.

  41. cluck
    June 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I do not like Piersons! One of my best friends was let go about a month ago from the garden center. After two years of working there, she showed up for work one day and was let go right then and there. Piersons has very shoddy management practices. I hope Piersons go’s bye bye when Home Depot comes in! My friends loyal cosumers will never go back to Piersons.

  42. James Stutsman
    June 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I have now had three experiences with Home Depot here in Orange County and all three have been awful. The service was really horrid and the employees I dealt with had no concept about the product lines they were supposed to know about. I have also also had the same problems with Lowes and therefore, I won’t frequent them either. If you want service, go to ‘Do It Best’ or Piersons or True Value…If you don’t give a rat’s ass, then I wish you the best when either of the two anonymous big box stores come here and laugh at you for daring to shop with them. Enjoy….

  43. kevin
    January 6, 2014 at 10:31 am

    eurekaworker :
    The “more choices” argument used in favor of Walmarts and Home Depots is completely bogus. Since the stated goal of both of these corportations is market dominance and the crushing of the competition, and since both of these corps are very successful in execution of their monopolistic business model, the “more choices” soon become fewer and fewer until there is only one (1) choice.
    We are looking for a few local businesses to support the Eureka Fair Wage Act. These will be local businesses with the prescience to understand that Walmart is here to crush them, and that raisiing wages for large employers will level the playing field for mom & pops and will put the purchasing power of $3,000,000 directily into the local Eureka economy.
    Contact us at info@fairwages.org if you fit this description.

    I love your liberal catch phrase, meaningless adjectives like: “crush” the competition and execution of their “monopolistic” business model. News flash! Every business wants as many customers as it can get. If I stay open late, offer low prices, or whatever else it takes to please my customers better than my competition, than I will do better (“crush” ) than the competition and my customers will benefit from my efforts to please them. I will also benefit from my efforts by capturing (“monopolizing”) more market share. I win, customers win, everybody wins.
    Piersons closes at 6PM every night when I need stuff. They can do that because of their lack of competition. As a result I have to pay more for things and go out of my way to try and get there before they close! I have to accommodate them! I lose and they get to overcharge me. NO THANKS! Bring on Home Depot and make Piersons earn my money by providing the best service at the best price. That is the definition of a free market and it benefits EVERYONE. What you want is to protect businesses from competition which hurts the customers.You are endorsing protectionism while espousing a ‘level playing field”.Typical liberal hippocrite.

  44. January 6, 2014 at 11:57 am

    It doesn’t take a Liberal to figure out what ‘Home Depot’ is all about, just a person who actually uses logic and observation.
    I have shopped at ‘Home Depot’ and has had a family member who worked there and we both agree that you get the same quality of service at ‘Home Depot’ as you would at Costco – the only difference is that the folks at Costco don’t pretend to know anything about the product lines they carry. If Humboldt is serious about bringing in a ‘Big Box’, I could consider ‘Lowes’. I have had slightly better service with them and they are contractor friendly, as opposed to ‘Home Depot’ where you can find abundant ignorance for low pay.
    I do agree with Kevin about the hours that Piersons is open and I am sure that if you were to ask Bill Pierson, he may be able to justify what the cost/benefit is. Of course, Bill is a local guy who is approachable – good luck getting any ‘ear time’ with the CEO of ‘Home Depot’.

  45. April 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Being a fixer upper guy, and a gardener, i go to Pierson’s on a regular basis. Even allowing for everyone having their right to an opinion, etc. i cannot fathom why someone would say “I hate Pierson’s” Must be the sniveling times we live in, as i consider Pierson’s the friendliest store in the County. They go out of their way to help, and will ORDER anything.

    Have always wondered why Pierson’s didn’t go North Bay too, which would have increased their buying power, and made it much more difficult for another franchise come in and contribute to the “blanding” of Humboldt. MIght have save a little driving for he North Bay Contractors, as well.

    As to the above comment about Pierson;s closing at 6. Inconvenient maybe, but so much nicer for the employees, who get to be with their families at dinner time. Corporate puts profit ahead of employees in this regard, which is why Humboldt becomes a little bit more like everywhere USA with every corporate “improvement.”

    Bad enough having the Pot Punks, who come here FOR money, unlike the old guard, who came here to get away from the frenzy, and wound up making a little in the back yard to support their life on the land. There aren’t that many places to go to, to dodge Capitalisms might hold, and this USED to be one of the best. Hopefully, legalization will get here before Home Depot and Olive Garden, and save us just in the nick of time.

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