Lowe's closes in Haverhill
HAVERHILL — Lowe's Home Improvement store off Route 97 abruptly closed its doors last night, leaving 100 employees without jobs.
Store closing rumors swirled for months and intensified recently when Lowe's opened another retail store on Route 28 in Salem, N.H., where there is no sales tax.
Lowe's bills itself as the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world.
Last night, the Haverhill store closed at 7 p.m., an hour earlier than normal for Sunday. Both full and part-time workers were summoned to an 8 p.m. meeting at the store. They were told the store was closed "effective immediately" and they would receive 60 days severance pay.
Note to Massachusetts: Our neighbor to the north, still has no sales tax on items sold by Lowe's which means cheaper prices for the consumer. Obama pandering to his base while waving out the window of the bus will not bring Lowe's back to Haverhill or any other manufacturing job.