Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Incoming Irony Attempt: Tools Needed to Take Down the Store

All Chase-Pitkins will close in 2006.

“The industry is dominated by a small number of very large national players with thousands of stores, and Chase-Pitkin is simply not big enough to compete successfully and grow the business,” Chairman Robert B. Wegman said in a printed statement released today.

Kind of sad, but not unexpected. There was no way that the local hardware-store chain could compete, even in its own backyard. Chase-Pitkin has always been good for swinging by to grab something to finish a project late on the weekend. You knew you could get in, and then get out without any friction. Not so much at those other big chains.