Just wanted to share- this hardware store closed this month- after 141 years in business...thanks fer lookin'
Last edited by rusty stove; 09-10-2013 at 01:25 PM.
Love it. I remember when i was growing up we had one by our old Red and White store it closed down because of Lowes but they are opening a new one soon Can't WAIT. you can find some of the coolest things in them mom and pops hardware stores.
That's too bad. At least they lasted longer than most.
We have maybe two of those left near me, one has had to branch more out into lawn and yard stuff rather than hardware but the other was pretty good for a while, sadly when he started only carrying Chinese axe and tool handles I kinda stopped going in there...sorry to hear that you losing yours brother
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We had one in my hometown - 4th generation as I recall. There wa a farm store a couple of towns over that sold hardware and animal feed. My dad and I would stop there every so often. The kids liked to play around the hay bales on the ground floor. Upstairs was the pot-belly stove, a few chairs and a cracker barrel. These were the round type you could break in half like a clamshell. They sold by the pound but you could grab one without charge.
My hometown also had a Five & Dime, two, actually, where there were things you could actually buy for a nickle when I was a boy. There was a Woolworths and the family owned "little store". The little store had shelves stacked 10' high with roller ladders on each side. You got stuff off the middle shelf with the long-handle clamps. Great places.
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7345 E Main St Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
There was a True Value store nearby when I was a kid Dad used to pickup kerosene for the heaters every Friday. We had a Woolsworth's too, funny how I used to suddenly get hungry every time I stepped foot in the door and saw the long diner table. Both stores relocated after three box stores came to town, and they both closed shop not long after that.
The Old Forge Hardware, though, looks just like the pictures from the OP.