Home Depot's Yardbirds store on Fourth Street in San Rafael has become the latest high profile casualty of the recession. The hardware chain announced yesterday that it is shuttering its 34 Expo Design stores and 5 Yardbirds stores as part of a consolidation around the core Home Depot Brand.
This is the second goodbye to Yardbirds in just three years. The original chain was purchased by Home Depot in 2006, a move that was mourned by many as a sign that the store's days were numbered. According to those who know, the site was originally occupied by the Alpha Beta Market [photo credit: Romley].