Lawrence Home Depot building toward opening in May


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Construction work is under way on Lawrence's new Home Depot store, with all four walls of the building recently raised. Jacob Baker, inside the Bobcat loader, and Ysido Romero of Larkin Excavating of Lansing work Tuesday on parking islands for the store located at the northeast corner of Iowa and 31st streets. Shelley Schumaker, a spokeswoman for Home Depot, said the store was scheduled to open in May. It will have 95,000 square foot of indoor shopping space, plus a 24,000 square foot garden center. Schumaker said the store will employ approximately 125 people. She said people can begin applying for the jobs at any of the company's existing stores.


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