Ogilvie’s ends its run

After 101 years, a Weston, Mass., dealer says ‘farewell.’

BY HBSDealer Staff

Weston, Mass.-based hardware store and lumberyard B. L. Ogilvie & Sons will close for good on Friday, the company announced on its web site.

The dealer had been serving the community since the end of WWI.

“I am so appreciative of the support from customers like you that have made it possible for Ogilvie’s to exceed the milestone of completing 100 years in business,” wrote Kevin Whittemore, president, in a letter to customers.

Whitmore explained that the coronavirus outbreak didn’t force the move, but it did prevent the company from going out the way it had hoped – with farewell celebrations to go along with storewide closeout specials. (The closeout sales continue, through April 3.)

“A lot has happened since the end of WWl when B.L. started this business by delivering coal with a horse and cart to heat the homes in our community,”Whittemore wrote. “ Now you can adjust your heat with a cell phone from anywhere in the world,”


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