Hechinger Co., the Landover-based home improvement retailer, said yesterday that it would close seven of its traditional Hechinger stores as part of an ongoing "repositioning."
Four of the stores are in the Carolinas, where the company has based its new Home Quarters Warehouse chain: Greenville, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C. (two stores); and Durham, N.C.
Two other stores, in Harrisonburg, Va., and on Georgia Avenue in Washington, "just don't fit in," said Lennie Zallar, vice president and treasurer. The Georgia Avenue store, the second the company ever opened, has only 8,000 square feet, he said. An average store has 60,000 to 65,000 square feet.