South Patrick Hardware & Lumber to Close After 54 years

January 2, 2017 LBM Journal

Family owned in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. since 1962, South Patrick Hardware & Lumber will close Jan. 4. The store is one of the last in the area to operate without computers, Florida Today reports.

“The old-fashioned hardware store’s front counter features two adding machines, paper receipt books, rubber stampers and four numerical reference charts used to calculate a 6.5 percent sales tax,” Florida Today reports.

“We still hand-write everything. I don’t do nothing by computer,” co-owner Rick Beyer told the paper.

The company was founded by Don Beyer and operated by Don and his brother Jack Beyer and is currently run by Jack’s sons, Rick and Mike Beyer.

Read the full story at Florida Today.

 

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