Co-owner Frank Davies III
Little Hardware has expanded. It has moved next door into the space formerly occupied by Jonathon Benton Bookseller.
“We thought this was a great opportunity when the lot next door became vacant,” co-owner Frank Davies III said. “We are very crowded right now, and we saw this as a chance to better our display and organization of the hardware and products we offer.”
And indeed they are very crowded.
Little Hardware currently has hardware, house-ware, gifts, grills, outdoor products and even a battery section crammed into one small space.
Along with expanding the store with the products they already have, the hardware store will also be adding a new paint store and expanding their pet line.
The paint store will carry house paint and all the painting supplies that are needed to paint a room.
“There were no painting companies in Mountain Brook and it’s a common thing to see in hardware stores, so we decided to start it,” Davies III said.
The paint store will carry Pratt & Lambert paint, which is a high quality brand of paint, and Mythic Paint, which is a specialty line that has zero toxins and no odors.
They are also expanding their pet lines to carry all natural cat and dog foods.
According to Davies, they expect to be in their new space for about two years. That is when their new store in the Lane Parke development should be ready.
“This was an opportunity for us to get a feel for how much space might work well for us, “ Davies said, referring to their current expansion and the proposed new space in Lane Parke.
Little Hardware first began in 1946 in Ensley.
The owner, Mr. Little, moved the store to the Mountain Brook location in 1959. In 1963, the present owner, Frank Davies, Jr., bought the store from Mr. Little.
It is now a family owned business with Frank Davies, Jr. and his son, Frank Davies III, being the full time owners.
“I’m very excited and hopefully it will be well received by our customers,” Davies III said. “We are very appreciative of customer loyalty through the years and hope to continue it with the expanding of our store.”