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Venerable LA Lumberyard Closes

Century-old Eagle Rock Lumber & Hardware, Los Angeles, Ca., permanently closed on Oct. 11.

Century-old Eagle Rock Lumber & Hardware, Los Angeles, Ca., permanently closed on Oct. 11.

Established in 1912, the closing of the family-owned yard signals the end of one of the oldest businesses in northeast Los Angeles.

Owner Kevin Strauch, 78, is retiring. He said Eagle Rock Lumber has performed strongly despite changing shopping habits. Yet he admitted that worsening homelessness in the area has hurt business and is one factor in his decision to close.

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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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