Get unlimited digital access to baltimoresun.com. $0.99 for 4 weeks.
News Opinion Readers Respond

Home Depot has rights, too

This is in response to the letter writer from Catonsville who wrote that he was "appalled" by Home Depot's decision to no longer allow a hot dog stand in front of its stores ("Home Depot hammers the little guy, again," May 20). The main thing that the writer fails to remember is that Home Depot owns the property and has the right to act like any other landlord and exercise their right to renew or cancel a lease as they see fit.

Angelo Micklos was given proper notice to vacate the property and it is not up to the writer to question business practices for Home Depot.

Ken Turmelle, Glen Burnie

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Home Depot hammers the little guy, again
    Home Depot hammers the little guy, again

    In regard to your article about the hot dog stands at Home Depot ("Home Depot tells owners of hot dog stands to relocate," May 17), I am appalled that the Big Box Bully would crush a small business owner in this environment. To throw out a long-time vendor that brings a nice added touch to this...

  • Why can't Coke and Pepsi back a water tax repeal?
    Why can't Coke and Pepsi back a water tax repeal?

    Robi Rawl's commentary, "Repeal water tax" (Feb. 23), was a pithy pitch for making water more prominent in our lives, especially given the harm caused by sugary drink consumption.

  • Standardized tests didn't help me learn
    Standardized tests didn't help me learn

    I am a senior at Dulaney High School and write with a special note of concern toward the average testing of 8th grade children ("Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year," Nov. 15).

  • Cold, hard facts about infrastructure
    Cold, hard facts about infrastructure

    We can now add bursting residential water pipes and thousands of homes without water to ruptured water mains and traffic jams, to chunks of concrete crashing down from slowly collapsing bridges and to the other proof that our infrastructure is falling apart ("Residents' frustration mounts...

  • Hogan is Maryland's Scott Walker
    Hogan is Maryland's Scott Walker

    I am in total agreement with letter writer Jeff Tarleton ("Hogan's game of divide and conquer," Feb. 26) that Gov. Larry Hogan's only purpose in proposing tax breaks on military pensions was an effort to divide a normally cohesive bloc of voters. I will go one further. The whole proposal by...

  • Confronting terrorism requires force
    Confronting terrorism requires force

    Regarding Barbara Risacher's recent letter on the war on terror, the least attractive option is to fail to respond forcibly to terror — a view the writer apparently favors ("New thinking in war on terror," Feb. 26).

  • Fracking's public health hazards
    Fracking's public health hazards

    Recently I heard a West Virginia resident describe how fracking had changed her community. She had many photographs that were even more graphic than her verbal descriptions.

  • Pick up the pace of Md.'s absurdly low speed limits
    Pick up the pace of Md.'s absurdly low speed limits

    I was glad to read that Maryland is considering raising it's absurdly low speed limits ("Maryland Senate votes to raise maximum speed limit to 70 mph," Feb. 19)

Comments
Loading