Hanneke Hardware on the Hill closing?

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If they are closing, this will be a big disappointment. The corner hardware store seems to be a dying breed. These small businesses just cannot compete, in most cases, with the big box hardware stores. In this case, Home Depot. . . Unfortunate!
I've noticed with Oak Hill Hardware, which is more or less around the corner from me, I struggle to give them my business due to hours. They're closed by 5:30, so if I need or want to get something during the week, I pretty much have to give my business to Home Depot.
A dated format indeed.
Sad, but not surprising. The end of an era.
St. Louis Public Radio just did a piece on some local hardware stores: Three Small St. Louis Hardware Stores On Keeping Up (And Keeping Open)
The old Hanneke building is being rehabbed, and they uncovered a nifty vitrolite facade on the west facade, where a coffee shop is going. They're also saving the old projecting sign on the corner.
I heard the coffee shop (somethingBUCKS) is sharing space with some sort of environmental office.
framer wrote:
The old Hanneke building is being rehabbed, and they uncovered a nifty vitrolite facade on the west facade, where a coffee shop is going. They're also saving the old projecting sign on the corner.



I saw it last weekend and it looks awesome
Great news!
Sounds like some cool artsy stuff is happening in the old Hanneke Hardware building. Here's a link to an article in All The Art magazine. Article on pages 22 - 23:

https://issuu.com/alltheartstl/docs/fal ... naluploadl
framer wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:30 am
Sounds like some cool artsy stuff is happening in the old Hanneke Hardware building. Here's a link to an article in All The Art magazine. Article on pages 22 - 23:

https://issuu.com/alltheartstl/docs/fal ... naluploadl
Curious when that cafe was opening. They originally said February but it sounds like there were structural issues around the windows that had to be fixed. Sounds like it's still coming. They were talking about a rooftop portion as well