Hardware Retailing

OCT 2016

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HARDWARE RETAILING | October 2016 80 Kelloggs & Lawrence a Community Favorite Since 1887 F or residents of Katonah, New York, a trip downtown is like stepping back in time. And nestled in the heart of the downtown area is a store that mixes the nostalgia of the past with innovations of the future—Kelloggs & Lawrence. The business began as a hardware store in the 1800s and has evolved and grown to become a must-visit location. It was 1887 when Henry W. Kellogg purchased a hardware business in Katonah, and from that point to today, many changes have occurred, including the physical location of the building. Shortly after he took over the business, nearby New York City needed a reservoir system to supply it with water. Part of the project required flooding the original site of Katonah in the 1890s, so the town moved a mile south. In 1895, a new building was constructed for the hardware business, and it has remained at the same site ever since. The store has had many name changes over the years, but was eventually named Kelloggs & Lawrence in the early 1900s. The Kellogg family descendants have been a part of the business since 1887, and today, Jeff Kellogg is a manager, and represents the fourth generation to work in the store. In 1996, Bart Tyler and his wife Diana decided to go into the business, and Bart followed his lifelong dream of owning and operating the store, which he grew up visiting. On the next page, take a look at of some of the most popular areas of this traditional hardware store and its unique offerings, like outdoor clothing and fireplace goods. Then, visit TheRedT.com/kelloggs-lawrence to read a full profile on the store and to see photos from the early years. History, Great Service and Cool Products By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org

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