Anyway, the Do-It Center slogged on. Then a Sears Hardware opened about 600 yards north (per Google Earth). Still, Do-It hung in. Then, A Home Depot opened 300 yards away, just across Rt. 159. I figured that would be the death-knell... but no. Finally, a Lowes opened next to Home Depot, only 250 yards away. Well, enough was enough, and Do-It finally closed. In fact, the photo above is from the Lowes parking lot.
The site has sat empty for a couple of years. Meanwhile, next door was a card dealership next door, but they lost their franchise when GM dropped "underperforming" dealers in the bailout. It's now a used-car / repair place.
Bottom line, in a few months, both places will be gone and we'll have a brand new Sam's Club. It's hard for me to mourn a store I seldom visited, and I'm glad to see the derelict land being used, but I'm dreading the traffic.