Jacobs Hardware is closing after 94 years in Toronto


    Jacobs Hardware, the beloved Queen West fixture stuffed from high to backside with screws, bolts, and miscellaneous elements, is closing its doorways on the finish of the month after practically 100 years in enterprise. 

    Established in 1924 by Samuel Jacobs, the shuttering of this native staple at 410 Queen St. West marks yet one more impartial {hardware} store folding in the face of massive model shops and on-line gross sales.

    Everybody from DIY residence repairers and tinkerers to skilled builders have lengthy flocked to the shop’s tight confines to browse its 14-foot-high partitions lined with cabinets of seemingly limitless and eclectic stock.  

    Coupled with the sort of customer support that solely a small enterprise can present, Jacobs has been considered a first-stop sort of retailer, the place the chances of discovering what you are in search of, regardless of how obscure, are at its greatest—higher than at Rona or Residence Depot, anyway. 

    Whereas there will likely be many issues we’ll miss when Jacobs closes—from their low cost key-cutting service to the mysterious backroom from the place all types of uncommon objects have emerged—the sound of proprietor Larry Krupski’s typewriter from the overhead loft will likely be missed probably the most.




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