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End of Road for Seattle Dealer

After 86 years in business, Hardwick’s Hardware, Seattle, Wa., will close its doors.

After 86 years in business, Hardwick’s Hardware, Seattle, Wa., will close its doors.

Owner Dean Hardwick said the store cannot keep up with Seattle taxes as the city evolves, and recent upzoning has affected real estate prices and that factors into property taxes.

The Hardwick family sold its properties for $17.2 million to the developer of an 18-story highrise.

 

 

526 Media Group

Publisher of two monthly magazines for LBM dealers and distributors—The Merchant Magazine, founded in 1922 to serve the western U.S., and Building Products Digest, formed in 1982 to serve east of the Rockies.

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