When Stew Rosen’s grandparents opened Norfolk Hardware in 1934, the business operated out of a small 1,500-square-foot space on Norfolk Street in Mattapan and sold a small array of plumbing products. In the decades since, the family-owned business has become a staple in the neighborhood, remaining amid tides of change and providing a homeowner’s sanctum for waves of newcomers to the area.

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