Lowe’s to open first stores in Manhattan

According to CNBC, Lowe’s will be opening two stores in Manhattan in the next couple months. The first on Manhattan’s Upper West side will have a soft opening in the next few weeks and though about a quarter of the size of their normal locations, will feature lots of merchandise for Manhattanites. Shortly afterwards, their new Chelsea location will open up as well. The Upper West side location will be at 2008 Broadway in the ground floor of the Copley condo in a space formely occupied by Food Emporium.

This move comes roughly 10 years after Home Depot opened their two locations in the city. Expect urban merchandise like foldable brooms and lots of technology to showcase merchandise not found in the store.