New hardware store opens in Malibu

Malibu Hardware and Masonry Supply has held a soft opening and will offer a limited assortment of lumber to residents of this famous beach town, according to a story in the Malibu Patch.

The business, which is planning a grand opening in the fall, is owned by Malibu resident Dave Anawalt. The Anawalt family operates three home and garden centers in the West Los Angeles and Hollywood areas.

"We are selling a little hardware, nursery [items], garden redwood, things to make planters out of, building materials, cement, drywall, masonry [supplies] and 'a little bit of lumber,' "Anawalt told the Patch. He said his initial focus would be on masonry supplies because the previous tenant used the property as a masonry yard.

Anawalt originally tried to buy Malibu Lumber when it closed in 2005 but was outbid by a partnership that developed the site into the Malibu Lumber Yard mall.

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