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Friday, December 18, 2015

Park's Hardware Building Sells for $2.25 Million

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Mr. Park inside his shop in 2009

Michael Neibauer of the Washington Business Journal reports that 920 H Street, home to Park's Hardware, has sold for $2.25 million. According to Neibauer the new owner is 920 H LLC. Park's opened 33 years ago under owner Kitong Park. When H Street Main Street used to organize community clean-ups, Park's would often donate the gloves worn by cleaners. When I was a young (and careless) homeowner living in a fixer-upper Park's was my go-to for basic material. They could always be counted on to greet me warmly and ask how I'd been.



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The property had been listed on and off over the years, with the owner sometimes telling me they were just testing the waters.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah, they're saying that the same new owners also own the wonder bread factory

pat said...

i'm sorry to see this close but we have a great hardware store on bladensburg and I imagine the Parks want to retire.

inked said...

Pat,
I totally agree. I think they had a great run and finally got their magic number for the sales price. W. S. Jenks is a great store with staff that are knowledgeable and helpful.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Mrs. Parks hit by a car at Maryland & F Street? If I remember correctly, she was pretty badly injured. I hope that they enjoy their retirement.

pat said...

I'd say with 2.2 million on the building and the value of the hardware store inventory, they should have a decent
retirement.

They can move back to korea, or they can retire somewhere warm.

I wish them the best and they were a wonderful store, I shopped there a lot the first year i was fixing up the house.

Anonymous said...

i wonder if he'll give any of his employees a nice bonus????????

curmudgeon said...

I think he was going to; but he decided not to after you used so many question marks in your post.

Anonymous said...

Flattering picture.

Poo wants to know! said...

Whoa! I just embigified the picture. Does he not have a right arm? Is he a one-armed human? If so, good for him! That means his struggle was even harder than I had originally suspected!

inked said...

Poo,
I think he just had his arms crossed behind him.

Anonymous said...

Any idea what is coming to this place next?