Best Old-Fashioned Hardware Store

St. Pete Beach Hardware

If you’ve ever despaired at finding what you want, let alone anyone to help you, in the cavernous aisles of Lowe’s or The Home Depot, then St. Pete Beach Hardware is for you. Whether you’re in search of major DIY gear or just need a single nut of a certain size, the helpful staff here will know exactly where to find it and whether it’ll suit your needs. The down-home customer service isn’t the only thing that provokes nostalgia; this place also smells exactly like all hardware stores used to smell. What is it? Sawdust? Turpentine? Whatever it is, it smells like home … improvement. 320 75th Ave., St. Pete Beach, 727-367-1959.

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