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Home Depot Has Long Dominated America’s Newest Pastime: Home Improvement Projects

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It all started with a firing—a very foolish one.

In 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank were executives at Handy Dan, a home improvement chain based in Southern California. Despite the business being very profitable, the pair had begun to tinker with a new idea. By lowering prices, they found, the stores’ volume shot up, making Handy Dan even more money. The executives had planned to implement that strategy systemwide, but they never got the chance. Corporate raider Sanford C. Sigoloff—who liked to call himself the “Skillful Scalpel”—took over the company, and deciding to save himself two salaries, got rid of Marcus and Blank.

That one decision probably prevented Handy Dan from becoming America’s home improvement leader. Instead, that honor would go to a place called The Home Depot.

Recruiting investment banker Ken Langone and retailer Pat Farrah, who’d run National Lumber and Supply Company, Marcus and Blank opened up

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America’s Most Complete Seed and Nursery

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I trust Gurney’s. Their 1 year guarantee really helps, and gives me the confidence I need to purchase plants I have never grown before. I’m really looking forward to growing Pawpaws, and love that I can rest assured that they will replace or reimburse my order if they die within this first year. It’s a very nice thing to know that I’m not just throwing my money at a company and hoping for the best. With Gurney’s, I KNOW that things will go well, because their customer service is excellent. – Dec 01 Source

Can’t beat the candy onions from Gurney’s seed. They are easy to grow and very sweet mild onions. They also store extremely well. I rarely have to buy onions since my candy onion last from harvest until April and my newly planted ones are often ready for pulling in June. – Dec 05 Source

I have

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America’s Beer Garden

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Milwaukee County Parks Rules for the Estabrook Beer Garden

The Carry-In of Outside Alcohol is strictly prohibited

There will be no additional warnings. Outside alcohol will be confiscated and not returned. Violators may be ejected and ticketed.  Alcohol is prohibited in all Milwaukee County Parks except where sold at  licensed service areas and in specifically permitted picnic areas.

Grills are not allowed in the Beer Garden & Surrounding Park Area

The use of grills in Milwaukee County Parks is limited to designated picnic areas with hot coal disposal bins. Grilling is not allowed anywhere in or around the Beer Garden or the adjacent athletic fields.

Picnic Baskets are Welcome

You may bring food items and soft drinks of your choosing.  We also allow deliveries of  Pizzas and Sandwiches. Outside Event Catering Services are Strictly Prohibited. Catering Services within the beer garden are exclusively licensed to ABC Estabrook Inc. Please

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