Monday, December 31, 2012

Another one bites the dust...

 The last day of 2012, is also the last day of business for Grisanti Hardware after 66 years of serving Atascadero California. This store has been the place to find any and every odd piece that you have needed for years, and the staff still knows hardware and can always answer all of your questions. The shelves are being stripped bare and all of the fixtures (except for the one's that I wanted, signs, display clocks, etc.) are being sold, at half of the marked price (and some prices were put on in the 50's). It's a real shame! The owner Rick Grisanti, who's father started the company said that he just couldn't keep up with the big box stores. So once again thanks "progress", and the next time your in Home Depot or Lowe's, and you can't find anyone that knows what they are talking about, remember these local mom and pop hardware stores, because memories will soon be all that is left.


  1. This is a real bummer. We lost our hardware store 3 years ago. Neither Home Depot or Lowes have any fastener selection or true hardware. The Ace across town is where we have to go now for 7/16 grade 8 fasteners or anything else the big guys view as odd. And don't get me started on the quality of pt lumber at the big box guys either. It's our own fault. Cheap, disposable, and non-serviceable : the new American way. At least you were there to preserve the evidence of our past greatness.

  2. this is sad - a nation who has lost its identity