We have been expecting to close on the Hardware Store for months. Closing dates have come and gone. The last hurdle is to make sure that the septic is adequate for our purposes.

In the meantime the present owner gave us permission to decorate the building, which is in the center of town. The two gift shops on either side are brightly lit. The Hardware store looked dark and depressing. It took two weekends to decorate, but now looks like it is part of Hoodsport.