2771 Imperial Avenue San Diego, CA
324 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA
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.
North Park Hardware is located on University Avenue, and all though there are not many reasons to go near University Avenue, North Park Hardware is a very good reason to head on over to that area. North Park Hardware is sort of like walking into the hardware section of a Home Depot Expo store; however they have a much larger selection of hardware available. What sets North Park Hardware apart from other hardware stores is the staff; the staff really knows their stuff, when it comes to hardware, and the world of hardware. They are able to recommend the right product for the right job, and they really care about their customers. Its award winning customer service in a rather unusual location, and the inside of the store is rather unusual as well. The store is a small, close quarters kind of store, and if you get claustrophobic easily, then it might not be the best hardware store for you. In the small store there is an enormous selection of hardware that makes you wonder how they fit it all in their small location. The prices are surprisingly good, cheaper in fact then some of the chain hardware stores. Its a great local hardware store that gives you the largest selection of hardware in the area at everyday low prices without having to wait for sale circulars in your mailbox.
I have had to fix ALOT of things wrong with my apartment, and this place has always had what I needed. It is run by a couple guys that seem to take their tools very seriously, and while it is a dark, cramped store, they have everything small the major hardware stores would have (except lumber), and for slightly better prices (in my opinion).