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Hot sale home depot-Home Depot kicks out Glen Burnie hot dog vendor after 21 years Jo-Ann Jarmer found out her job was in danger while she was serving a customer. “He came and said, ‘I heard you’re closing,”



Home Depot kicks out Glen Burnie hot dog vendor after 21 years

Jo-Ann Jarmer found out her job was in danger while she was serving a customer. “He came and said, ‘I heard you’re closing,” she said. “I panicked.” For four years, the Landsowne resident has worked 54 hours a week serving up hot dogs and lemonade outside the Home Depot off Ordnance Road in Glen Burnie. “My husband passed away a year ago,” she said. “This job helps me pay my bills. The thought I was going to lose it was scary.” The hot dog stand, owned by M&M Concessions, has been at the Home Depot since the store opened in 1992. Three weeks ago, owner Angelo Micklos was informed by email that the national retailer was not going to renew his contract. He had 30 days to vacate. “I found out on my phone while golfing,” he said. Micklos has five stands at other Home Depots in the Baltimore region. In addition to the Glen Burnie location, he also has to close those in Owings Mills, Catonsville and Lansdowne by June 6. The decision does not impact other food stands at the home improvement chain’s regional locations, including the four other stores in Anne Arundel County. His stand in Bel Air, which opened four weeks ago, can remain open, since the store is managed under a different jurisdiction of the Home Depot company, Micklos said. “It’s not a national decision,” he said. “This was a regionally thing. I guess they wanted to take a new direction.” Stephen Holmes, a spokesman for Home Depot, said the Mid-Atlantic office explained to Micklos the company was interested in using the space for other purposes. He declined to provide details, saying the matter involved competition with other retailers. “We feel that the food cart in front of the stores is no longer conducive to the shopping environment we want to provide at these locations,” he said. “I can assure you that we don’t take the decision lightly and can appreciate his (Micklos’) disappointment.” The competition has already taken notice. Managers at three Lowe’s stores have asked if Micklos can operate at their locations. Karen Cobb, a spokeswoman for Lowe’s, confirmed the company is drawing up contracts with the vendor. Micklos started his company in the early 1990s after working as a sales representative for Coca-Cola. He got the idea of selling hot dogs after reading a newspaper article about someone who did it. “If he could do it, I could do it,” he sad. “I started this with nothing, but a dream I could make it.” After learning Home Depot was going to open a location on Ordnance Road, he approached management and asked if he could rent space in the parking lot. He gave himself three months to make the business work. Micklos said everyone thought he was crazy. During the first months of operation, he and his wife at the time, Michelle, worked seven days a week selling lemonade and hot dogs. By his first November, he said, the business was such a success that he was asked to open a second location. From there, the business continued to grow, expanding into breakfast foods and other drinks. Today, he has 17 employees. After learning of his upcoming ouster from the Glen Burnie store, Micklos went to County Councilman John Grasso, R-Glen Burnie, for help. Grasso decided to call up Home Depot’s competitor, Lowe’s, for help. “Lowe’s was interested right away,” Grasso said. “I see good things with this partnership.” Starting Friday, M&M plans to end operations at Ordnance Road and move a half-mile to Ritchie Highway, where it will start selling hot dogs at the Glen Burnie Lowe’s. Employee Carla Wagner was relieved to hear the news. “The news came at the worst time,” the Glen Burnie resident said, “I just had a son and bought a car. The thought of losing my job made me uneasy.” Before Wagner started working for M&M Vendors, she used to visit the stand on regularly, looking forward to the fresh lemonade. “My mom and I would always stop by while we were out shopping,” she said. “In 10th grade, I asked if they were hiring, and I’ve been here ever since.” Micklos said that during his 20 years in the business he has paid more than $1.3 million in rent to Home Depot. He has also employed hundreds. The stands average 200 to 250 customers at each location every day.

“Here’s the thing you have to remember about food stands, waiters and bartenders – they all have a following,” Grasso said. “This following is headed straight to Lowe’s. Home Depot is making a big mistake.”

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SOURCE: http://www.capitalgazette.com/cg2-arc-c25d9049-1e21-5fe4-be32-ffbde0a9828a-20130515-story.html


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