True Value announces Design SOS winner
A Gettysburg, Pa., resident will be receiving a $2,500 bathroom makeover, thanks to a True Value promotion.
The company recently awarded the grand prize of its “Design SOS: Friend to the Rescue” contest to a contestant identified as “Marian P.,” after her design-challenged “1940s Bathroom” received the most votes on StartRightStartHere.com.
“The pink plastic tiles are beginning to erode, the original “builder-grade” fixtures are beyond outdated, and the “window to nowhere” makes her bathroom a true decorating disaster,” the company said in a release.
Lynchburg True Value expands
Owner of the home and garden store Chris Overstreet said the renovation is so expansive, customers who visit the store after the makeover won’t recognize it, according to the article.
South Texas store closes after 86 years
Valley Hardware, an 86-year-old hardware store in San Juan, Texas, closed its doors on Nov. 9, according to an article in The Monitor. The owner cited economic pressure from the recession, competition from big-box chains, a change in consumer shopping habits, and onerous business taxes and fees.
Valley Hardware rang up 1,454 purchases last month, with an average ticket of $8.35, according to owner Mike Hempel.
The city’s Economic Development Corporation offered Hempel a loan, but he turned the agency down.
“I don’t want the loan because I can’t pay the loan back,” he said.