Meg G. on Insider Pages
15 years ago
05/20/2005, 13:09 PM
A Woman-Friendly Hardware Store
I am all about supporting local businesses so when I happened upon Coolidge Hardware, I was thrilled. It is a small, homey hardware store that is not intimidating for a curious girl like me. I noticed they did leather repair and after being to about ten cobblers for my beloved Gucci purse that my adorable but naughty puppy chewed, I thought I would give them a try. The moment I entered, I was greeted with a frienly "hello" and asked how I could be helped. A nice gentlemen directed me to the back and I hesitantly asked if my baby Gucci could be fixed. Expecting a "no", I was ready to leave but the older gentleman said it would be no problem and only charged me a measley $15. My purse was returned within a week and looked like new. Even though Home Depot might be cheaper, nothing beats small, friendly local businesses. (They also have a fantastic selection of quality paints that are unlike any other.) If you're in Watertown, stop in and support Coolidge Hardware, Inc.