Friday, November 30, 2012

Arnold's Hardware

Arnold's, as taken last month, while the scarecrow employee was still hanging out on the front walk.
Arnold's Hardware is a marvel.  Their motto is "Where old-fashioned service is never outdated."  In our house, we just think of Arnold's as our own garage.  No need to keep a bunch of extra stuff around the house, when you can just go up to Arnold's for whatever you need.  You need a nut? A bolt? A broom handle?  Just check Arnold's.  They probably have it.  Paint? Birthday card? Small appliances?  Yep.  That too.  They kindly keep all the things we need, for as long as necessary, and they don't even charge us a storage fee. Then, when we want it, we give them a few bucks, and take it home. A grand relationship, to say the least!  Plus, the service, always delivered in a friendly manner, by employees wearing overalls, is outstanding! 

6 comments:

  1. We had one historical hardware store, I use to love going into it...sadly, they closed due to Home Depot, Lowe's... then there was Builder's Emporium bought out by Do It Center.. they were old fashioned too, and they left due to the competition.. Would u believe they were bought out by 99c Store? like we need two of those here? Sad..

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  2. i think these are much better than the big places like home depot! love that there are a few of these still around!

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  3. I love that places like this still exist! (I've a thing for hardware stores...and I'm not even handy, haha.) Even our tiny town is being backed into a corner by the corporate world - it's almost a triumph to see sights like this:)

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  4. I love hardware stores too! And, when you get to see the mountains like that when you visit Arnold's....what could be better!

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  5. A role model and one can only hope, that time and life continues to treat this kind of business kind. Please have a good new month.

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  6. It looks like you guys all echo my sentiments - thank you! Places like this are the best, and I like to think that there are enough of us Small Business Fans that they will continue to thrive. I, too, love hardware stores, even though, like Lulu, I am not handy (not in the slightest). They are just filled with possibility, somehow.

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