Best Of 2021

Best hardware/home improvement store: Empire Paint & Hardware

Empire Paint & Hardware

​​The discovery of Empire Hardware is life-changing for any DIY-er living in the Ybor/downtown area. Unburdening yourself from a Home Depot or Lowe’s parking lot alone is good enough reason for its recognition, and then you walk inside. Its impossibly large inventory for such a relatively small store and eager and helpful staff make this locally owned business an outstanding home improvement resource.