I was shocked the other day to see that True Value Hardware (169-21) on Hillside Avenue had signs all over “CLOSING”, “EVERYTHING MUST GO, INCLUDING FIXTURES”. Since I lived here that was my one go to store for quality tools, paints, electrical, household goods, gardening items, outdoor furniture, plants, plumbing, etc. There was nothing like it in this entire area (not counting the monster Home Depot on 168 St & Jamaica).
When I walked in yesterday the one guy I know who works there, told me they will close in 4 weeks and that it was very sudden. Considering all the homes, apartments, businesses, I am surprised it closed, since like I said, it is your one stop shop for all those types of items.
Lord knows what will go into that space, a gigantic shit 99 cent store. I mean True Value was one of the few decent businesses on that awful third world country mess.
The one decent thing here and it closes soon. So if you need tools, paints, etc, head over there, since most everything is on sale, BUT beware very long lines as when I went yesterday, when it had opened after being closed for two days to prepare for the “Everything Must Go”.