For the past 50 years, north Rocklanders who needed a can of paint, a new hammer, or a box of drywall screws could head over to Homestead Hardware on South Liberty Drive. Soon, though, the hardware store will be no more.

Brad Stern and Dominic Sainato, who have owned the business for the past seven years, say they are closing up shop on Feb. 21. The store’s been in the same location, with various owners, since around 1970.

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