December 14, 2011

Indy Hardware

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Sarasotans like independently owned businesses. Off the top of my head, I can think of five independently owned bookstores. And, then there's this business: Sarasota Hardware. Located on Main Street in the heart of downtown, it's been part of Sarasota since 1934 -- that's 77 years! Quite impressive for any business! With regard to this photo, I like the reflection of the parked car. It just seems to add to the small town feel of the scene.

7 comments:

Kathy said...

I love roaming around in hardware stores. This looks like one mighty fine one. They have a great supply of -- well, hardware!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You are so lucky to still have the small independent stores, ours have all been taken over by the big guys. We had a little hardware shop in my little local shopping area, no more, was b]pretty upset about it! I agree with you the reflection of the car does add to the feel if the image.

cieldequimper said...

I'm probably a Sarasotan then... :-)

There's so much to see in this shot, it's great!

Dr. Moxie Awesome said...

I love this store! It's spacious inside with a wide assortment of anything and everything you might possibly on a chance may need for any projects you have. It's great.

Jack said...

It looks like a high end hardware store, with fine displays of expensive door knobs and locks. If you go in there and say "I want a thingamabob that fits into one of those long things, you know?" can they find it for you?

Lowell said...

I agree...don't know of an independent hardware store in Ocala. And the only "independent" book stores I know of are basically "used" bookstores.

I think our community is the poorer for it, too.

You're lucky!

Farmchick said...

A great shot and I really like the door handles lined up in the window.