12/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Every neighborhood needs a hardware store, whether it be for everyday upkeep or long term arrangements. True, there is always the warehouse sized superstores, but they lack quality customer service. Something that North Park Hardware is known for.
In 1991, when current-owner Sam Radda first bought the shop, he worked on tripling the available stock, as well as expanding the hours you could come check out the products. Now the shop has row upon row of choices, packed together in order. All of this really seems the logical choice for a graduate from University of Michigan in engineering.
But more than substantiating his own whims, the bulk in products has been good for North Park too. Many of the houses in the neighborhood have old fashioned needs, which probably haven’t even been heard of by superstores, let alone fulfilled. But North Park Hardware has and can. Much of their reputation began with providing these hard to find pieces. Really, it’s all in the name; North Park Hardware is made for the neighborhood.