A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 14, 2011
Home Cheapo (Home Depot nickname)

Home Depot is a home improvement/construction chain store that began at Marietta, Georgia, in 1978. The nickname “Home Cheapo” has been cited in print since at least 1994 and has been very widely used.

Home Depot has also been nicknamed “Home Despot” since at least 1989. Office Depot has been nicknamed “Office Cheapo” since at least 1997.


Wikipedia: Home Depot
The Home Depot or simply Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. The Home Depot operates 2,248 big-box format stores across the United States (including all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada (all ten provinces), Mexico and China. (12 store chain). The Home Depot is headquartered from the Atlanta Store Support Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

In terms of overall revenue reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, The Home Depot is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, ahead of rival Lowe’s, and the fourth largest general retailer. The store operates out of large warehouse style buildings averaging 105,000 ft² (9,755 m²) with megastores operating in larger facilities (the company’s largest store, located in Union, New Jersey is 225,000 ft²).

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From: (Ryan Wilson)
Date: 22 Jun 1994 00:35:18 GMT
Local: Tues, Jun 21 1994 7:35 pm
Subject: Re: OK to patch plaster cracks with sheetrock joint compound?

I think the brand we used was Zissner or something starting with a Z, available at Home Cheapo.

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From: (Martin Schuessler)
Date: 1995/05/15
Subject: PARAPLY anyone ?

The guy at Home Cheapo said it’s some sort of tropical species, the name of which I can’t remember (he sounded like he made it up anyway).

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From:
Date: 1999/05/14
Subject: Re: Home Depot (Home Cheapo)

> I suspect that with the Ridgid line of tools, Home Depot (and other
>stores) will be moving towards tools that are unique model #s so that
>they don’t have to price match lower

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Drinking from My Leg:
Lessons from a Blistered Optimist

By Paul Martin
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2010
Pg. 179:
Nintey-seven cents a square foot at The Home Cheapo.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • (0) Comments • Thursday, April 14, 2011 • Permalink