Thursday, October 18, 2012
Newtown resident Bill Newell on Monday took the reigns at the beloved borough business.
The Newtown Hardware House has a new owner. Last month, longtime owner Dave Callahan announced he was closing the businesses. However, a few days later, a "mystery buyer" stepped in to buy the business and keep it in operation. That mystery buyer was later revealed as Newtown resident Bill Newell, who on Monday took the reigns at the beloved borough business. Newell told the Newtown Advance he plans to add unique items to the store's inventory. Click here to read the full story. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter | Blog for us
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Just days since Newtown Hardware House announced they were closing after 143 years in business, a local man has stepped up to buy the store.
Newtown Hardware House owner Dave Callahan won't yet name the man who saved the historic shop from being liquidated, but he says the new owner will "keep the shop open with all the same perks." Callahan announced late last week that the 143-year-old business would be closing in the coming weeks. Just days later, a Newtown man stepped forward and purchased the store. The official change in ownership of the wooden-floored store will take place in the coming weeks, Callahan said. "I'm happy the store will stay open and the community should be too," the Newtown Borough fixture said Wednesday. What's next for Callahan? He says retirement. "I plan to go out and have a good time," he said with a chuckle. For the peppy 70-year-old that means …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Newtown Borough staple is set to close after over 100 years in operation.
Thursday, Sept. 20: Just days since Newtown Hardware House announced they were closing after 143 years in business, a local man has stepped up to buy the store. Tuesday, Sept. 18: With it’s red brick exterior and large display windows filled with various items on display, Newtown Hardware House has been a staple of South State Street in the borough for several lifetimes. In just weeks time, the store is set to close for good, according to a 8x11 computer paper sign posted in the window of the classic-looking store. “The closing of Newtown Hardware is a major hit to the Newtown Borough business district,” President of the Newtown Business Association Mick Petrucci said Tuesday morning. With the international downturn in the economy, …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Dozens of customers visited the Newtown store on Saturday to boost business and show support for owner Dave Callahan.