The good news is that the new owners, the Orlandini family, are continuing the legacy. They kept old scales, file drawers and bulk nail bins from the old store that lend a nostalgic touch to the new premises. A wooden plank leading into the plumbing and electrical sections creaks under the foot, inducing childhood memories of the sounds and smells of a classic hardware store.
The help is friendly and accommodating; the store, clean and organized; the affiliation, TrueValue; and the musical selection—a dose of the Rolling Stones.
849 E. Mariposa St., Altadena