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Park’s Hardware Closing at the end of November on H Street

by Prince Of Petworth October 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm 10 Comments

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920 H Street, NE

A reader reports:

“I was in Park’s Hardware on H St. NE on Saturday, and the owner said that they’re planning to close at the end of November. I know you had something back in August about the building being up for sale – presumably this means they have found a buyer. She blamed declining business on the Home Depot a couple of miles away (although the Home Depot has been there since ’02). I didn’t ask what was going to be coming in to the space after they close. I’ll miss having a hardware store in walking distance, as well as their cool sign.”

  • Near Northeast

    Personally, I’d blame their declining business on their terrible hours. They open after I leave for work and close before I get home, and they’re not open Sunday at all. And it’s not like Home Depot is the only alternative: W.S. Jenks, Frager’s, and 5th St. Ace Hardware are all closer to Park’s than Home Depot. All open earlier, stay open later, and are open on Sunday.

  • Shaw

    This is a shame. Back during Snowmageddon, they had boxes and boxes of snow shovels when everyone else had none, and they kept the prices the same $10 or $12 that they were the rest of the year instead of gouging people (like one of my neighbors did – he went to the same store and bought ten shovels and sold them for $25 each to my other neighbors!). I’ll be sad to see them go!

    • They probably had boxes of them because people were going to all of the stores the previous poster mentioned, part of the reason this place is likely going under.

    • SF

      That neighbor story enrages me.

      • textdoc

        Me too.

  • brookland_rez

    I went there once back in 2006 when I lived on Parker St and I didn’t really find anything useful there. Never went back.

    • SF

      Exactly. This was more of a corner convenience store that a hardware store– I would never go here because I couldn’t be sure they would have what I needed, so Fragers became the default (and now WS Jenks). Home Depot had nothing to do with it.

  • JS

    this is the only live bait shop I know in the area. where else can i get big plump nightcrawlers?

    • ET

      Fragers. Seems they stopped for a while and they have picked it up again. What their Live Bait means I am not exactly sure though.

  • Trinidaddy

    With WS Jenks now open on Bladensburg and Lowes about to open, there is no reason to go to Parks other than to buy phone ringtones. Good riddance.

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