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The Home Depot announced they will be opening one of their largest stores in the world on Guam later this year in August. I am very excited there will soon be a great place on the island to shop for home improvement stuff! I can already picture the grand opening: a very long line of people waiting to get in the store that stretches towards the airport. If we’re lucky, and by ‘we’ I mean those of us who won’t be setting foot in the place until the madness is over, the inventory won’t be totally wiped out in the first few days where all that’s left are snow blowers and space heaters. Just don’t be surprised if it happens.
Guam sure does like to have bragging rights on hosting the world’s largest whatever. It’s been said we have the largest McDonald’s, the largest Underwater World, the largest K-Mart and soon the largest Home Depot. I wonder if by ‘largest’ they mean the most revenue generated per capita, and not actual square footage. Anyway, hooray for Home Depot!
Now, what do we have to do to get an Olive Garden around here?

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15 Responses

  1. vincenzo says:

    being a frequent patron of home depot here in the mainland because of my line of work, i can say that home depot sure does come in handy around here due to being always next to a major freeway. though i would say they probably will change some items for sale to specifically target the Guam market–such as typhoon shutters or raised item shelves off the floor (in case of flooding in the store) and other such ideas…hope no one gets stuck in the warehouse syndrome of home depot… i especially like the assortment of machine hardware (screws, nuts, bolts, etc.)…

  2. RichT says:

    Heck… I’d settle for the world’s smallest Cheesecake Factory.

  3. Arnold Lucero says:

    Olive Garden?!@#
    Seriously Josie, when you’re there, it DOESN’T feel like family. A few trips to the one down the street convinced me of that.

  4. Tilde says:

    Hahaha OMG the largest Home Depot. I never go into that place.
    If I ever come back home Guam would need an Olive Garden. Best breadsticks EVER. I vote for Wet Seal.

  5. santos. says:

    please tell me your not serious about olive garden. i would gladly PAY to keep it off our rock.

  6. Josie says:

    Yeah, actually, I AM serious. Why you hatin on the Olive Garden?
    I’d also like our Sizzler, Popeye’s Chicken and Carl’s Jr. back.

  7. Sorry Josie. I’m with santos on the Olive Garden idea. It’s nothing compared to Cappriciosa (which I can never spell correctly) and the service at every single one I’ve been to (Texas, Florida, California…) was horrible. Maybe you lucked out and got a good one…

  8. inna says:

    been to olive garden only twice. once in denver and once in san bernardino…i still miss capricciosa! as for the home depot…we like it. although, expect to have a negative impact on small local “mom and pop” hardware stores.

  9. fabmimi says:

    Lol on the Olive Garden comments…it’s true you either love it or hate it. I’d rather have pasta at Capriciossa but I would have to say I love their Zuppa Toscana. Once I ordered the Berry Crostata Dessert and I guess the waitress was lazy and she gave me a frozen one to heat up at home. That totally deflated my what affinity I had left for Olive Garden. I prefer Lowe’s to the Home Depot but Guam is in dire need of a real Hardware/Home Improvement Store. Although I could still hear that “Ace is the Place” song in my head. Is that still around? hhaha.

  10. Josie says:

    Yes, our sad little string of Ace Hardwares is still around. But for how long after August remains to be seen. 🙂

  11. santos. says:

    i guess i’m not a fan of the OG because it’s just another showcase for the frozen food industry. i know that almost all the food we get here is frozen, canned or preserved in some way, but at least at cappricciosa, someone is actually making the pumpkin pie on island, not just defrosting it (or not even that, like fabmimi’s experience). almost everything on OG’s menu is frozen–from the appetizers and the entrees in apportioned packages to the institutional-sized desserts, bread, sauces, and soups, which means the guys in the back sometimes aren’t even assembling your meal part and parcel but are merely zapping a tv dinner for you.
    mind, all frozen foods are not created equal, and OG has some items that are of better quality than others; overall, though, it’s middle-of-the-road. if someone is going to go to the trouble of bringing a franchise here, i would hope they’d pick one that uses superior quality institution food, darnit 🙂

  12. trench says:

    The home depot could not come at a better time! My wife and I will start building our dream home the summer of 2007!
    OFFTOPIC: Josie, I’ll get back to you on the Radio thingy. I know that something is going on that day, I just have not been able to pinpoint what it is. I would like to do it, but Im not too sure if it will be possible.

  13. Forgot to say… HAPPY BIRTH-DAY!

  14. rhia says:

    i love going into the home depot, though i don’t buy much from there. i just love looking at the stuff they have, especially the model kitchens and office spaces. yes, i’m weird like that.
    i miss capriciossa and their salmon spaghetti dish. um, the olive garden isn’t bad, but it’s not that great either.

  15. Di Di says:

    So what does everyone think about Buca De Beppo?
    You know what that means. Right?
    Joe’s Basement, No kidding
    Now, how do you like the food
    Di Di

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