BEST HARDWARE STORE - 2005
This joint is small, but it packs a punch, and it's well-stocked with every sort of nail, screw, wrench, seed, or fertilizer you can name. Sure, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Lyndale Hardware remain hardware heaven, and we could spend an entire weekend lost in their miles of aisles, browsing through the porcelain fixtures and snuggling in the hanging rugs. But none have the old-timey charm of this corner shop. And besides, what other hardware store's history has been documented in a monthly newsletter, copies of which are now on file at the Minnesota Historical Society?