Glover Park Hardware to Close Jan. 15
Yes, the whispers about its closing have been confirmed: the popular Glover Park Hardware Store, at 2251 Wisconsin Ave. NW for almost 10 years, will close its door Jan. 15.
“We had a deal and the landlord decided at the last minute to lease to someone else,” owner Gina Schaefer told the Current Newspapers in an email. “It felt like the worst part of business.” . . . “We like to think of ourselves as members of the community and a desirable tenant. We are easy to negotiate with. None of that worked in our favor this time.”
Schaefer said that lease renewal talks with property owner Chesapeake Realty Partners stopped about a month ago and that she would like to reopen Glover Park Hardware in the neighborhood. There will be a clearance sale in January before the hardware store closes.
Other small hardware stores nearby include Bredice Brothers Hardware and Shoe Repair at 1305 35th St. NW, District Hardware and Bike Shop at 1108 24th St. NW and Schaefer's other Ace Hardware store in Tenleytown.