Consider this bit of village continuity: there has been a hardware store in Yellow Springs for more than 90 years, and throughout that time, it has changed hands only three times. To get a sense of living town history, one has only to walk downtown and take a look at what is now called Yellow Springs Hardware on the corner of Xenia Avenue and Short Street.

One of those three changes of hands happened just recently, when the reins were handed from the Downing family to villagers Gilah Pomeranz and Shep Anderson, who officially became the store’s new owners on Jan. 2 of this year.

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