Majestic’s Hardware, a cornerstone of Gardiner’s charmed hamlet, has one leg steeped in the past and one leg pointed firmly towards the future. Owned and operated by the Majestic family since 1947, the local hardware store has been sold to Michael Ciavolino, a Long Island transplant who could not pass up the opportunity he saw with this 2,700-square-foot building built circa 1930. “It’s got this great vintage look and old-school feel,” said Ciavolino, pointing to the original Benjamin Moore sign from 1961 that hangs off one of the two red barns in the back of the store.

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