Hardware Merchants Hope For
Three-Peat At Milford Store
MILFORD — To heck with the big-box stores and the poor economy, mom-and-pop hardware-store owners Doug and Penney Luhrs are making the American dream work with just some old-fashioned elbow grease, customer service, and treating employees and customers like family.
Opening their first enterprise, Independence True Value Hardware store, off Route 739 in Dingmans Ferry, on April Fools Day, 1996, turned out to be a wise move, noted Doug and Penney.
A little over a year later, their store was so successful that they expanded. They opened their second store, Roundhouse True Value Hardware, in Newfoundland, Pa.
This April, Doug and Penney are celebrating a soft opening of their third store, “dp Luhrs True Value Hardware” store, located at 300 W. Harford St., at one of the busiest intersections in Milford Borough.
What makes the opening extra special is that 300 W. Harford St, on Mill Street (Route 2001), catty corner from Turkey Hill, was the home of Luhrs True Value Hardware store from 1972 to 1989... for complete story, get this week's issue.