A neighborhood fixture, Growers Hardware featured a karaoke machine, a barber shop, an ice cream cooler and tons of memories

Let’s see, there was the time Angie — the store manager at Growers Hardware in Palmetto — opened up a roll of quarters and a suspicious puff of white smoke came out. Next thing you know a hazmat crew arrives and she is in the street, under a tent, being stripped down and sprayed.

Crisis averted: It was only baby powder.

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