"These are tough times for neighborhood hardware stores, so many are being driven out of business by the big box giants. But a tiny San Francisco store is bucking that trend: Tuggy's [sic] Hardware, which opened in 1898, is still going strong."Some quotes from current owner, Denny Giovanelli, who has worked there since he was 12:
"The floorboards creek [sic]. That's a good thing."And if you go to Tuggey's on this Small Business Saturday and can't find what you want, there's also this tidbit from the story: "Residents know that Giovanolli [sic] keeps a secret room filled with hard-to-find antique parts."
"When I was younger, I just asked myself what it takes to keep a house going, and that's what you stock."
"We get people from Home Depot sending people to us."
[ABC: Small hardware store goes strong for 100 years]