Anyone who's driven down West Napa Street in recent months has noticed construction and landscape crews putting in the final touches on the new Staples store, set to open amidst resident .
Despite the Planning Commission's attempts in April of the new office supply super-store – which opens its doors this Saturday, Oct. 1 – the design looks, well, like a Staples.
Check out our photos at right – the famous red logo went up last month, and last weekend landscaping crews were putting the finishing touches on some shrubs and gravel.
Perhaps to soothe the spirits of spurned locals, the Staples Foundation, the philanthropic wing of the retail giant, is making a $2,500 donation to the to celebrate the opening of the 14,336-square-foot facility.
According to Staples headquarters, the store will host a copy and print center, an in-store electronics recycling facility, and will employ about 20 "full and part-time" associates.
It will be open late: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
During city debates, many members of the public said they would boycott the office super giant, choosing to spend their supply dollars at locally owned stores such as or .
But now it's game time.
Let us know where you'll be buying your notepads and computer paper in our poll: