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Home Depot Opening Update: O Hammer My Hammer

Sweet Jesus, what are they smoking at Newsday these days? An article today waxes a little too philosophical about the Home Depot opening:
All stores exist to spin illusion and create desire, but hardware stores have a special place in the American imagination. Out in the spacious plains, a well-made hammer can stimulate dreams of palaces and decks. In Manhattan, Home Depot plays to people's fantasies of room enough to store their shoes. This is a big store catering to a city of small spaces, and on the day before it opened, cubbyhole-dwellers were already striding up to the front doors as if they owned the place.· Home Depot Due To Open Friday [Newsday]