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Hardware Store “Pops Up” One Year After Blaze

A year after San Francisco’s Papenhausen Hardware was destroyed by fire, the business has temporarily reopened in a “pop-up location” a few doors away.

A year after San Francisco’s Papenhausen Hardware was destroyed by fire, the business has temporarily reopened in a “pop-up location” a few doors away.

Store manager Karl Aguilar said the primary reason for the makeshift location is to keep the loyal staff working, since the insurance only covered their wages for one year after the Jan. 23, 2018, blaze.

Papenhausen expects to move into its former, newly rebuilt location by May or June.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

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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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