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