McGuckin Hardware grows over 50 years
Boulder, Colo.-based hardware retailer McGuckin Hardware has come a long way since Dave Hight took over the business from his father-in-law Bill McGuckin in 1960. The store has grown from doing $165 worth of business per day, to a 60,000-sq.-ft. location with more than 260 employees, according to Colorado’s Channel 9 News.
Today, Dave’s son Barry runs the store, and his grandson Jason also works there.
Aubuchon Hardware reopens location in upstate New York
According to an article in the PostStar.com, Aubuchon Hardware reopened its location in Easton, N.Y.
The new store, at a site that was once a bowling alley, was destroyed by fire in June. Aubuchon has more than 130 stores in New York and New England.
Langula Hardware closes
Langula Hardware, a 96-year-old dealer in St. Paul. Minn., shut its doors on Dec. 3, according to an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The store succumbed to repeated offers from the county redevelopment agency, the newspaper said, and finally agreed to sell the property.
Other factors that came into play include competitive pressure from a nearby Menards, which expanded four years ago and has eroded sales. Third-generation owner Gary Langula also said he decided last year to stop selling snow blowers and lawn mowers, a big part of the store’s business, after increased demands from Toro.