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US retailer Lowe's goes small in Manhattan as big-box era fades

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 05:50
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Lowe's new store will be a quarter the size of its suburban home-improvement centres and represents the company's first foray into Manhattan in its 69-year history.

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AT the site of a former grocery store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Lowe's Cos is tackling the ultimate challenge for big-box retail: going small.

In two weeks, Lowe's will open a store on the corner of Broadway and 68th Street that's just 30,000 square feet (2,800