Farewell Favorites: Gillon Lumber

When neighborhood preservation types talk about local character and the threat that warehouse "big box" stores pose to small businesses, Gillon Lumber at 3931 Geary Blvd. is a prime example of the fallout. Established in 1896, the building supplier fell victim to competition from giants like Home Depot in 2002. When the community chooses to patronize corporate giants - whose parking and selection are very enticing - the mom and pops go under.


Copyright 2002 Hank Donat
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