NYC Hardware Store Still Thriving 135 Years Later

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A family-run hardware store was in business before the Manhattan Bridge and both the Chrysler and Empire State buildings were constructed.

Somehow, they may have even helped build them.

Today, that extended family is still helping others build and fix up New York. CBS2’s Alex Denis explains how they’ve managed to keep their shop open for more than 100 years.

Inside Garber Hardware in the West Village, signs that are more than a century old are still hung up. They’ve been on display since the store first opened.

“We traced the business back to 1884. It was most likely a push cart,” co-owner Nathaniel Garber Schoen said.

Garber Hardware

This photo of Garber Hardware was believed to be shot in 1908. (Photo: Garber Hardware)

But now, 135 years later, it’s young blood that’s running the show, competing against internet monsters like…

Original published: 2019-02-11 19:34:26 Read the full New York City News here


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