HANGTOWN HARDWARE staff from left to right: Mike Newman, Wes Smith, Art Hardie, Lori Shortridge, Bart Tamblyn and Don Arundell. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
ART HARDIE, owner of Hangtown Hardware, sits in his office i the back of the shop. Hardie plans to close the store in the coming weeks. Democrat photos by Krysten Kellum
HANGTOWN HARDWARE clerk Don Arundell, left, helps customer Dennis Russell Monday Nov. 18. "I depend on these guys for locality. We're really going to miss this place," Russell said.
HANGTOWN HARDWARE will be history unless a new owner takes over. Current owner Art Hardie, pictured in front of his restored 1935 Ford pickup, is ready to try retirement and other hobbies on for size.
AN AMERICAN FLAG flaps in front of Hangtown Hardware that will close it's doors. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

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