Public Hardware announces closure after 98 years of serving Durham and the Triangle

One of Durham’s oldest small business is announcing its closure after 98 years of serving Durham customers. On Monday through letters, Public Hardware announced that it will be closing its Mangum street location in the coming weeks.

Originally opened by the Wall brothers in 1924, Public hardware has seen a lot of changes come to Durham. Their original location opened in 1924 on East Parrish St but was moved to its current location in 1995. The family called this a retirement closure but will hold a liquidation sale starting Thursday, November 17th.

The location will be open for another 5 weeks while the family sells the remaining inventory. Durham residents are encouraged to go by Public Hardware to say hello to the family and browse their discounted inventory. More information will be available on their website, and the company’s Instagram profile @PublicHardware in the coming days.

Katelyn Belch
Author: Katelyn Belch

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