Pfeiffer’s Hardware: The Sequel

Pfeiffer’s Hardware

Have you been in Mt Pleasant when you needed a key made or maybe a wing nut? Then you know what a lifesaver, what a destination Pfeiffer’s Hardware is.

With a great selection and better service, it’s the cornerstone of D.I.Y in my neighbourhood. And now that’s about to change.

Todd Pfeiffer, the owner of Pfeiffer’s Hardware, has put the hardware business up for sale:

Our best-case dream scenario is that we sell our business to someone (or someones) in the community who cares as deeply about the area as we do.

Maybe a cooperative of interested buyers, maybe a consortium of friends or relatives, maybe just the right individual. Who knows? But if anywhere on earth there is the drive, acumen, talent, and vision to structure a unique deal, it’s gotta’ be within this one square mile.

So…this is an open call for proposals. We are open to any ideas. Be creative. Ever flirt with the idea of running your own business? This may be opportunity knocking. A hardware store is a vital part of a vital community. We are looking to sell to someone who truly understands that.

So whatcha say DC wanna-be hardware store owner? You ready to pick up where Todd is leaving off? Just be forewarned: Todd was one of the most friendly and well organized shopkeepers in the District. You’ll have mighty big shoes to fill.

6 Comments so far

  1. CSH (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 10:46 am

    Thats too bad! I sure hope whoever buys the space with keep the neighborhood hardware store! It’s soooo convienent to run into Pfeiffers for a basic hardware need. Who wants to fight traffic, mobs of people and lines at the Home Depot, when all you need is a new shower head?

  2. Jill Foster (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

    Hey – great to see you cover this. Todd and I lived in a group home together 600 years ago and have been buddies for years. Which doesn’t really mean anything except that I share your support and pride in what he and his family have done for the store and area.

  3. Todd Pfeiffer (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

    Selling the store was a bittersweet decision. But, support from you and the commenter s here makes me lean toward the sweet. Thanks very much for your support.

  4. MBFan#2 (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

    The best part of having a neighborhood hardware store is being able to walk there, just around the corner or up the street – not in suburban strip mall.

  5. Christine Hammer (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 9:05 am

    I was so hoping to stop in for a flange someday and to catch up with the Dipfeiffer family…guess I will have to settle for the family. Best wishes for a speedy sale!

  6. gwadzilla (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 2:21 pm


    long hours for the small business owner

    not good for a father of two wanting to spend time with his kids

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