Orchard Supply Hardware has confirmed that it will remodel its San Leandro store even as it closes its San Lorenzo operation.
In July, when Patch wrote about the likely closure of the OSH on Lewelling Boulevard, dozens of residents posted comments ranging from angry to sad.
"If they close our OSH on Lewelling, we should NEVER shop at the Floresta store," wrote long-time San Lorenzo resident Keith Barros.
Others blamed the lengthy streetscape project on Lewelling for fouling up access to stores and complicating the survival of merchants on the strip.
Confirmation of San Lorenzo's loss and San Leandro's gain came in a Mercury News story that said both changes would occur in the first half of 2013.
OSH, which lost $26.7 million in its most recent financial period, must have decided that it couldn't support two stores just 3.1 miles apart.
What do you think about the closure. Will you remain an OSH shopper or find another outlet? Which?