Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Retired in Ann arbor: Stadium Hardware

Gloves and boots for early gardening
There's nothing like a good old-fashioned hardware store. Remember when you were a kid, and you would go to the hardware store with your dad when you broke a window, or when you were just bored during summer vacation, and tagged along for something to do?

Single screws
Those were the days before the big box stores; where if you needed one screw, you could buy one screw, rather than a package of them.  And, if you weren't sure what you needed, the guys who worked there always did-- and were happy to give free advice.

Nice new clean gardening tools 
And guess what?  That store still exists, here in Ann Arbor.  Stadium Hardware appears to be doing fine-- in fact, they just expanded.  Want to know more? has a nice article here.
Broken handle?  Don't throw it away, replace it.
Cute gift idea for grandkids--
a little Radio-Flyer wagon to pull their toys  $15.99
Stadium Hardware was started about 50 years ago-- when you fixed things when they broke, instead of just replacing them.   Since the world is moving back to the idea of recycle and reuse, I think repair should be added to the list too.

Ladders and wheelbarrows out front

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