The Home Depot last week opened Manhattan's largest home improvement store, bringing 105,000 square feet of merchandise and advice from 300 associates to the borough's residents. Located at 23rd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, the multi-level store will offer rental services, daily how-to clinics, same-day delivery and a full-time concierge. The new store will offer tool rental with delivery and pickup throughout Manhattan and an expanded key-making and locksmith service.
Based on extensive research, the company customized its new store to fit the needs and interests of Manhattan residents and has established product category leadership in a number of areas. Customers will find nine paint-mixing stations, the broadest selection of decorative cabinet hardware in the city and high-end appliances.
As part of its commitment to the Manhattan community, The Home Depot has partnered with New York Cares, an organization dedicated to providing hands-on volunteer service to New Yorkers in need. Through the partnership, The Home Depot will provide supplies, services and know-how necessary to complete a series of volunteer projects in Manhattan, including New York Cares Day and several garden and field refurbishment projects. In addition, the company has an ongoing relationship with Girls, Inc., an organization dedicated to the empowerment and education of young women. The Manhattan team conducted its first Team Depot project at Girls, Inc., of New York City on August 13 to refurbish and landscape the facility. The Home Depot Foundation has also given a $50,000 grant to the New York City Neighborhood Housing Services, which has developed more than 60,000 housing units since its inception. Next year, The Home Depot will work with KaBOOM! to refurbish a field or rebuild a playground in Manhattan.
Atlanta-based The Home Depot currently operates 14 stores with approximately 3,900 associates in the New York boroughs and plans to open an additional Manhattan store in the Midtown area later this year. Home Depot Rentals is No. 7 on the RER 100.