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Old 08-04-2020, 07:51 AM   #1
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Sad start to the morning seeing Trustworthy Hardware closing tomorrow. Twice a week visitor. Also, no masks required
And on Zillow I saw Beans and Greens is for sale in Gilford. Only stopped once, but must say the zucchini chocolate chip banana bread in fantastic. Local independent business going away. Hate to see it


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Old 08-04-2020, 07:58 AM   #2
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Sad start to the morning seeing Trustworthy Hardware closing tomorrow. Twice a week visitor. Also, no masks required
And on Zillow I saw Beans and Greens is for sale in Gilford. Only stopped once, but must say the zucchini chocolate chip banana bread in fantastic. Local independent business going away. Hate to see it


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I had seen trustworthy for sale. There was also an opportunity not just to buy the property but the business also. Anyone know what the new owners are planning? I loved that place so much easier and friendlier than Lowe’s


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They had the best nuts 'n bolts selection!

Without interference, such as family tradition, most real estate rises to its highest use.

I will miss them.
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The article did say a new hardware store is not out of the question. Would not surprise me if ACE Hardware gets in


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The article did not a new hardware store is not out of the question. Would not surprise me if ACE Hardware gets in


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...on a semi-related note, Aubuchon Meredith is blowing out the wall and expanding into the old Olympia Sports space. Good for them....

Lotta memories when I drive by that Trustworthy in Laconia. My father loved that store, and I would always go with him when I was a kid when he needed something. He would even drive down there when he was in his 80's from his place in The Weirs, but it would sometimes take him an hour or more, because, as he used to say, "they've changed the damn roads", which was code for he forgot how to get there and back!
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I think Hardware stores are making a comeback, although larger than what I remember them as.
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Just as long as you know how to get there and back!
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We'll msis Trustworthy and Beans n Greens. I hope the new owners will run similar businesses. Seemed like Beans n Greens was less busy last timw we were there. Covid? Trustworthy was busy and made a great effort to assist so that customers did not interact with each other very much.
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Sad start to the morning seeing Trustworthy Hardware closing tomorrow. Twice a week visitor. Also, no masks required
And on Zillow I saw Beans and Greens is for sale in Gilford. Only stopped once, but must say the zucchini chocolate chip banana bread in fantastic. Local independent business going away. Hate to see it
Absolutely the best hardware store around.
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Just passed by they are still open.


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Didn't see but couple of guys carrying out large bags of mulch and about 8 cars in the lot.


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The sign on the marquee today says today August 5 is their last day. So if you’re looking for a bargain on anything I get down there


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Stopped by this morning. Said thanks and my goodbyes. No bargains to be had as all the good stuff was sold to the buyer.


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now that trustworthy is closed, where do you go to get propane filled?
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now that trustworthy is closed, where do you go to get propane filled?
Uhual is a spot to fill tanks and RV
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in speaking with them on Monday the 3rd
the new owner is leasing the building to ACE hardware corporate (not a franchiser), and will be a ACE superstore style.
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in speaking with them on Monday the 3rd

the new owner is leasing the building to ACE hardware corporate (not a franchiser), and will be a ACE superstore style.
Called it! Have seen it play out twice in Mass over the past few years. Mom and Pop shops being purchased and ACE walks in. Explains no inventory sell off. Should be a fine addition to the area


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Osborne’s Agway, Winnisquam (just east of mosquito bridge), $12.99.
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I’m sure the new Ace will continue to supply propane.


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Mom and pop hardware (might have eventually been an ACE franchise) was replaced by Aubuchon in Bristol (Newfound Lake). It was definitely an upgrade. Nicely stocked, clean, organized, good parking and prices not outrageous. Saved me from lots of longer trips to HomeDepot. No Zucchini chocolate chip banana bread though. Oh and they "request" you wear masks
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Same side between DD and T-Bones. They fill propane. Huge propane distribution in back.
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ACE corporate will not be leasing the Trustworthy building from the new property owner. It will most likely be an ACE Store owned locally. ACE stores are not franchises but members as ACE is a cooperative that is owned by it`s members.
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ACE corporate will not be leasing the Trustworthy building from the new property owner. It will most likely be an ACE Store owned locally. ACE stores are not franchises but members as ACE is a cooperative that is owned by it`s members.
That is what I said, and I was corrected by a Trustworthy employee, said it was directly with ACE corporate. Just going off what I was told.
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No worries. I have more inside information, that`s all.
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Winni boaters can access a dock to get to the shop when it opens. It's kinda rickety, but worked fine for our 26 footer.
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www.facebook.com/trustworthyhardware/

Facebook photos show a major merchandise renovation or something going on inside the old store?

August 14: ...... free shelves give away ...... a large dumpster was parked at the entrance, yesterday, on Aug 16.

To compete with Lowe's, Home Depot and Walmart, the #1 best sales maker that any retail hardware store can have is a really attractive, well built and provocatively dressed sales lady to help boost up the sales return visits with all the predominantly male customers. In the world of retail hardware, sex definitely helps to move hardware sales. A successful hardware store needs more than just the inventory, it needs high quality, 50-cent coffee and sales ladies who show some skin, and like to flirt.

Hey baby ...... where do they hide the fluorescent light bulbs and duck tape? .......

A sexy young hardware sales girl would be worth her pay, at twice the usual pay rate, what with the increased store traffic, there.
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www.facebook.com/trustworthyhardware/

Facebook photos show a major merchandise renovation or something going on inside the old store?

August 14: ...... free shelves give away ...... a large dumpster was parked at the entrance, yesterday, on Aug 16.

The #1 best sales maker that any retail hardware store can have is a really attractive, well built and provocatively dressed sales lady to help boost up the sales return visits with all the predominantly male customers. In the world of retail hardware, sex definitely helps to move hardware sales. A successful hardware store needs more than just the inventory, it needs 50-cent coffee and sales ladies who show some skin, and like to flirt.

Hey baby ...... where do they hide the fluorescent light bulbs and duck tape? .......

A sexy young hardware sales girl would be worth her pay, at twice the usual pay rate, what with the increased store traffic, there.
I don't ever recall a sexy clerk in any hardware store or a reason to go.
I'd prefer someone knowledgeable and help me find what I'm looking for so as to save me the most time.
I might be more inclined to go for free home baked goods though.

There are plenty of "sites" around the lakes
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I don't ever recall a sexy clerk in any hardware store or a reason to go.
I'd prefer someone knowledgeable and help me find what I'm looking for so as to save me the most time.
I might be more inclined to go for free home baked goods though.

There are plenty of "sites" around the lakes
Marina gas docks seem to employ the attractants...
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Marina gas docks seem to employ the attractants...
Ah yes, we have the same thing !!
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Right next door at Amerigas? I thought they filled onsite (as well as trucking to your larger tanks)
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Amerigas-Laconia has been closed, door locked, no access, no one there for five months now, due to the coronavirus. To get a propane delivery, you send them an email to www.amerigas.com, America's largest propane company.
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Facebook photos show a major merchandise renovation or something going on inside the old store?

August 14: ...... free shelves give away ...... a large dumpster was parked at the entrance, yesterday, on Aug 16.

To compete with Lowe's, Home Depot and Walmart, the #1 best sales maker that any retail hardware store can have is a really attractive, well built and provocatively dressed sales lady to help boost up the sales return visits with all the predominantly male customers. In the world of retail hardware, sex definitely helps to move hardware sales. A successful hardware store needs more than just the inventory, it needs high quality, 50-cent coffee and sales ladies who show some skin, and like to flirt.

Hey baby ...... where do they hide the fluorescent light bulbs and duck tape? .......

A sexy young hardware sales girl would be worth her pay, at twice the usual pay rate, what with the increased store traffic, there.
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Several years ago, Aubuchon-Meredtith offered free, steamed hot dogs on Fridays. I only got there for one of these Fridays. My first thoughts were, yeah, some crappy dog on a soggy bun with the cheapest condiments known to man

NOT SO!!! They had my favorite dogs (Hebrew National)- mustard (spicy brown), and lo-and-behold- Howard's Sweet Relish!!!

The menu included the regular green relish/yellow mustard for the country standard dog.

The place was packed!

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