Boston Globe supports the local hardware store

An editorial in the Boston Globe lamented the loss of a local hardware store, and at the same time praised the virtues of all surviving stores in an age of and the big box. 

The article, “Hardware stores: Barometer of civic health,” appeared in the May 10 newspaper. 

Hamilton Hardware in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood closed in April after 92 years in business. 

According to the editorial: “the convenience and knowledge offered by corner stores are crucial urban amenities.”

Read the article here.

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