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 Amazon.com 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.