After much anticipation, the Home Depot located at 59-15 Maurice Avenue, on the former site of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, opened on January 8. The store is 118,000-square feet and employs 245 associates.

The rooftop parking proved to be a problem in its early days as car and motorcycle enthusiasts were doing stunts there after the store closed at night and kept nearby residents awake. After hearing community concerns, the company installed a gate in mid-February at the bottom of the ramp to close off the roof at night.