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Newsfront - March 30, 2007

Yardbirds opening set for May 3

Renovations continue through rain and shine

by Natalie O'Neill

The opening of Alamo's beloved hardware store and neighborhood meeting grounds will be postponed another two weeks due to construction delays involving the interior renovation.

Home Depot-Yardbirds' opening date has been pushed back from April 19 to May 3, Home Depot spokeswoman Kathryn Gallagher said this week.

"We've had unforeseen construction difficulties - some problems with the power in the back," spokesman Tim Seymour said on-location at the site Monday.

Shames Construction crew and Foley Electric engineers worked at the site this week in the pouring rain. Many crew members said they had seen the problems they encountered before and that they were normal "bumps in the road."

"It's a tough job, but it's going smoothly enough. I ain't telling you more than that," Mark Bendixen, a project manager with Shames Construction, said with a smile.

Home Depot-Yardbirds is renovating the inside of the store, but the structure of the building will stay the same.

"We're basically putting a whole new store in there," said one structural engineer, who asked not to be named.

As nice weather approaches, many Alamo residents are gearing up to start home improvement projects and have voiced that going to other home improvement stores often involves 18-mile round-trip drives, much less convenient than stopping at Las Trampas Center in downtown Alamo.

The community has been anticipating the new store since Yardbirds closed in summer 2006. Many residents have also said that they hope the new store will continue to be a basic down-home, well stocked hardware store.

Gallagher said she would reveal the specific products the store will offer as the opening date approaches.

Contact Natalie O'Neill at noneill@danvilleweekly.com

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