A Hyper-Local Guide to Noe Valley
Tragic. We'll miss you Tuggey's!
Yeah guess I'll have to go somewhere else to be told they have no charcoal.
We need to send the listing to owners of Cole and Cliffs, or any other successful hardware store owners. As much as I did not enjoy shopping at Tuggey's, I would be disappointed to see another boutique-type store or salon move in.
Noooooooooooooooooo.......I do second the thought of getting Cole in there. We need a local HW store.
We are the yuppies. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
Love to see a Cliff's branch go in there.Didn't we all see this coming? and did we hear one single comment from Tuggey's about how they MAY improve the store or customer service?Yes, we did.And no, not one.
I have made a huge effort to shop at Tuggey's, but they seldom stock the items that I need, which aren't that obscure. The staff is generally pleasant and helpful, but usually end up directing me to a kludgy solution or telling me they don't have what I'm looking for. Their limited hours also make it tough to shop there when unscheduled repairs arise.I sincerely hope we'll retain a hardware store in the neighborhood, as it's a vital resource for those who don't have access to a car.
Sad. Just sad. You all noe wannabes just dont get it. Move in to our hood. And dont support our shops. Asshole dickheads. Hope you enjoy another nail salon or whatever goes into tuggeys store front. We'll miss ylu tuggeys
Nooooooo..mike needs to get a loan and buy the business. So sad
I knew they were struggling...but not this bad. Why isnt the neighborhood supporting our local bsuiness. Im there almost everyday getting nails screws caulk our lightbulbs. Wheres the loyalty now
Now everyone will miss tuggeys. The same people bad mouthing the local store is gonna cry fake tears when there gone. Thanks den and your father for the 60 plus years of business.
If you don't meet the needs of customers, you stop making money and you die. Shopping here was like shopping with war rationing on -- they just didn't have enough things in stock. And it closed too early on Sundays -- for some folks, that's the one day errands can be done. I hope a better, more up-to-speed hardware store takes this spot over. Just please god, not more yoga apparel or jewelry...
Does Tuggey's own the building? Smells like a landlord jacking up the rent to me.I loved Tuggeys but they never had the big-ticket items I needed, so I mostly relied on them for nails, screws and brackets. Half the time it was a $1 worth of screws and they didn't even charge me. Hard to stay in business like that when the landlord thinks he can turn around and rent to Lululemon's Tapas Bar + Loan Salon. Commenters who think another hardware store will be moving into that space are delusional.
this tuggeys at my heartstrings.
1:33---you smell wrong.
I won't miss Tuggey's and from the lack of response by the Tuggey's owners it appears they willNOTMISSNOE VALLEY.
This is just so sad; been stopping by Tuggys for 30 years. Probably will be an other nail salon since thats what all the idiots that moved here seem to want.
So those who moved here are all "idiots", but you aren't?Please explain.
Thanks Tuggey's. It's hard running a business in general, and they've had a good run. I think people *WANT* to support local businesses, not just because of charity, but for convenience. So don't blame the customers. They just want to get things done with the least amount of pain.
I have lived on Jersey Street for 2 decades and have seen many changes to the neighborhood - some good, some sad, some baad! I will miss Tuggey's, but I agree that for the most part I bought small items there. My best memory was when I moved here in 1988 I bought my trash cans with wheels there and rolled them home. Of course those cans are long gone and replaced by Blue, Green, and Brown ones.
Sad. Mike and dennis were both extremly helpfull and knowledgable. The older gay guy and long haired kid not so much. Ive been shopping at tuggeys for 22 years and they've always been curteous and generous. Just sad.
the funny thing about all the nail salons and boutiques on 24th is just how TACKY they all are. the nail salons only have boring basic nails colors (circa 1994) and the boutiques carry gross overpriced "designer" (lol) pieces. the fact that any of those boutiques and nail salons are still in business is the biggest tragedy.give me a struggling hardware store over yuck modern suburban mall fashion and cheap nail service ANY DAY.
After talking to Tuggey's owner Denny Giovannoli at the store today, I just wanted to set the record straight: He owns the building. He says he is looking for a new tenant for Tuggey's spot so that he can retire (after 37 years of running the family business). I was, and still am, one of those customers who relied on the store for the nails, light bulbs, and sink stoppers. But mostly, I loved the friendly smile and helpful manner that Denny and Mike and others showed me over the years. They're still the heart of the neighborhood. Go by and see.
What's even more sad given the last comment, is that had Tuggey's adjusted to the changes in clientele and kept the business vibrant, instead of trying to rent the space to a new tenant he could be selling the business for big bucks. God speed to Denny regardless.
No, they didn't keep the business "vibrant". Ever notice all the empty shelves and racks?And how exactly did they adjust to the changes in clientele?
And how exactly did they adjust to the changes in clientele?By adding BioBags and charging twice the local going rate.I've tried to shopat Tuggey's for 20 years. When they had what I needed they didn't have enough (only 3 bolts when I needed 4, etc). Most of the time I had to go elsewhere. Dennis has always been nice and helpful. I wish him well. I believe that renting the property will yield more cashflow than running the store.
"had Tuggey's adjusted to the changes in clientele and kept the business vibrant"implies they did not... which is what I was implying
NO they didn't adjust. You should know that.
Keep it civil....
I would strongly support a movement for Cole Street Hardware to move into the space!
anonymous@9:05pm -- you have a reading comprehension problem.
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