2/18/2010 Update:

Are you happy Home Depot is in Jersey City?

Most residents I’ve spoken with have a very nonchalant attitude about the Home Depot that opened up over two years ago in neighboring Jersey City.

Usual sentiments were “Other Home Depots were bigger,” “Staff is rude and slow,” and “only in a bind.” And most of the time, the Home Depot in also nearby Secaucus was preferred over Jersey City.

What is your opinion?

See original review after the jump…

11/27/2007:

I’ve heard mixed reviews about the new Home Depot that opened up in neighboring Jersey City a few weeks ago.

A Hoboken411 reader stopped by there in search of some items, and whipped together a quick recap of her observations. The Cliff-Notes version is: Glad we have the Secaucus Home Depot as well as Lowes Hardware stores to choose from.

“The new Home Depot on 12th street between Marin Blvd and Grove St in Jersey City is sizable, but not as large at the Secaucus store. However, unlike the Secaucus store, it is sparkling and everything is in its place. It has a large design center that features everything from flooring to molding to cabinetry and appliances.

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Last Saturday morning at 11am, there were less than 20 cars in the parking lot; the store was indeed devoid of customers. Normally an empty Home Depot is great because you can get lots of help from the staff. In this case, the staff are all in training–no one knows anything. It took 30 minutes to find someone who ultimately told me they don’t carry the shelves I saw on HomeDepot.com.

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If you’re a Home Depot merchandising plannogram expert, by all means head over to the 12th street store while it still has its “new store smell.”

By the way, I did not buy from Home Depot. I went up to Lowes in Rutherford (Rt. 17), which by the way, is a pretty nice store. I don’t recall ever being in a Lowes before and I was impressed. All the same lumber and hardware as Home Depot, but also has soft goods like folding chairs, holiday decorations, and … the shelves I was looking for.”

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Hoboken NJ

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