Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) is coming to Lakewood. Still in its initial phases, the effort is slated to include significant remodeling and refurbishment of the partially vacant 7.5-acre shopping center at 6510 South Street at Palo Verde Avenue. The new project includes a 30,630- square-foot OSH home center with hopes of opening before Thanksgiving this year.
The plaza buildings on the northwestern edge of the property along Palo Verde Avenue that were once home to a Yoshinoya restaurant and other small storefronts will be razed to help accommodate a new 12,000-square-foot OSH nursery.
Managed by the Charles Company, the shopping center gained a CVS Pharmacy in 2011. The 15,813-square-foot store anchors the eastern end of the center and includes a drive-thru window.
CVS will remain along with other tenants, including Uniform Advantage and Tutor Time Daycare. Combined with the coming OSH facility, these businesses will use much of the location’s 83,323 of commercial and retail floor space.
The property owner will approach the remodeling in two stages. The first stage will include site work and remodeling of the store area that will become OSH. The second will be the refurbishments of the rest of the location. The frontage of all the remaining stores except the new CVS will be renovated with a new façade.
Orchard’s website describes the company as a “thriving retail hardware company with more than 70 stores located throughout California and Oregon.” In September 2013, the company was acquired by home improvement retailer Lowe’s, but remains a separate business unit.
Also in 2013, OSH began systematically updating its vintage stores to a larger, modern format utilizing wider aisles, improved lighting, colorful signage and an enhanced selection of high-quality merchandise.
An innovative service area called the Workbench gives customers access to trained professionals offering tool and knife sharpening, rescreening, lock re-keying, pipe threading and conduit, chain, cable, pipe or rope cutting.