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Continued: Seven Corners Hardware, a St. Paul landmark since 1933, to close

  • Article by: CURT BROWN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 15, 2014 - 9:53 AM

When the city moved the massive historic brick Armstrong-Quinlan House in 2001, a panicked crew foreman ran into the store. Two brake compressors were shot and he couldn’t get the big house down Chestnut hill.

“We sold him the fittings and the compressors on a handshake and a smile,” Walsh said. “They sent us a $3,000 check overnight.”

Minneapolis electrician Michael Zidel, 68, picked up a few parts Tuesday with a shrug.

“This was an institution and it’s a really sad day for hardware,” Zidel said. “But I guess everything comes to an end.”

 

Curt Brown • 612-673-4767



 

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