15 April 2008

Ancestor of Lost Atlantic Hardware Store Comes Forth

A few months back I posted this picture of an old hardware sign on Atlantic Avenue, uncovered as a new owner was converting the space into a family friendly eatery called The Moxie Spot. I could find out nothing about Krauser Hardware.

Until today, that is, when Rob Krauser contacted me looking for the photo I had posted. Rob is the grandson of the man who founded the hardware store, Benjamin Krauser. His father was raised in Brooklyn.

As for the sign, the Moxie Spot owners didn't trash it. They made it into a table. Rob has a picture of it on his blog.

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