Hello, Home Depot, goodbye, Feinsods; goodbye, Stop & Shop, hello Stew Leonards

Over on the eastern border, construction of the new Home Depot begins. The final nail in the coffin for small local hardware stores is being hammered in on the Stamford border.

And word I get from a reader is that a switch in grocery purveyors is also in the works. I'm not sure that Stew Leonard's will fare all that much better against the Shop Rite next door—at best, you'd think they'll just cannibalize each other's sales, but what do I know?