Huffstutler’s Hardware, a Homewood original, closing this fall

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Huffstutler’s Hardware is closing this fall. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Huffstutler’s Hardware, Homewood’s beloved neighborhood hardware store for nearly a century, is closing later this fall.

A Homewood original, according to Bhamwiki, the store first opened its doors in the 1930s. 

The city of Homewood was established in 1926.

Previously located on the block where Soho Square/Homewood City Hall now stands, Huffstudler’s moved to its present location at  2732 Central Ave. in the early 2000s.

Confirmed

Bham Now visited the  hometown hardware store a couple of weeks ago when we had received a tip it was planning to close. Several longtime staffers confirmed the store was closing. They told us it would take several months to liquidate the store’s inventory.

This past week, a large  “store closing” banner was placed at the entrance. 

There are also numerous handwritten notes on the two front doors announcing closeout sales and operation times. Here are several of the messages:

  • Closeout Sale on Rental – 50% off
  • Dance Floor for sale – $250.00
  • 4 Foot Bars for sale white or brown $1,000
  • Large liquidation Sale on hardware  items – most items are 40% off
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Notes about the closeout sales and operation hours at Huffstutlers Hardware. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

“Huffstutlers name has been synonymous with Homewood”

Over the weekend, we were able to receive a statement from Homewood Mayor Patrick McClusky about the hardware store’s pending departure.

“It’s always hard to see a staple from the community make the difficult decision to move on, but when you think of the iconic representation that Huffstutlers has had in Homewood, it hurts just a little worse. The Huffstutlers name has been synonymous with Homewood for decades, and while it’s a sad day for our city, we wish them the very best. Homewood will miss you!!

What’s Next

The area in and around Huffstutler’s is changing dramatically with the removal of several nearby buildings around the Dance Foundation and the newly relocated Cahaba Cycles.

Stay tuned with Bham Now in the coming months to see what’s next.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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