Founded in 1910 in Pittsburgh by a group of hardware dealers, True Value has grown from its beginnings as the American Hardware and Supply Company to become synonymous with home improvement. With more than 5,000 stores in 54 countries, True Value still stands out as a community staple, pairing a wide selection of trusted goods with a compelling shopping experience. True Value's staff members dispense expert advice and point out useful tools for completing domestic projects, such as building a fence or installing a cookie-jar security alarm.
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Clad in hard hats and construction vests, kids in the Builders of Tomorrow exhibit load wheelbarrows with giant Lego dacta blocks, which they then use to fill in the wooden frame of a small house. Whether they realize it or not, these budding builders are learning—working with the Legos stimulates gross and fine motor skills, and tools such as a pulley system encourage creative problem solving. This interactive, play-based style of learning extends through all 10 exhibits at The Sandbox, which keep young brains on track to one day develop advanced adult skills, such as singing all the deductions on your tax return. In addition to overseeing exhibits that cater to infants through 8-year-olds, the museum's staff organizes programming such as Parents Night Out, Kids Night In, field trips, and facility rentals for celebrations such as birthday parties.
Direct Tools Factory Outlet outfits toolsheds with new and reconditioned equipment at up to 75% off the retail cost. Brands such as Ryobi, Homelite, and Hoover craft grills for summer cookouts and power tools for both small and large home-improvement projects. The shop's assortment of discontinued, reconditioned, and factory-blemished tools, like predictions from most fortunetellers, includes a warranty of at least a year.
The water starts to darken along a stretch of marsh grasses, just before its surface is slashed apart by the fins of hungry redfish. The redfish trap schools of mullet into a tight corral—and then go into a feeding frenzy. South Carolina fishermen love this scenario. The owners of The Charleston Angler love it, too, which is why they founded their shop back in 2000. The shop's crew of seasoned anglers supply fly, inshore, and offshore fishermen with tackle specific to South Carolina's waters, from the coastal flats that draw trophy tarpon to the inland lakes filled with blue catfish. Along with advising customers on gear from brands such as Shimano, Penn, and St. Croix, the shop hosts classes and seminars. These sessions can cover topics as broad as Orvis fly-fishing, or as specific as catching bass in the cypress-strewn swamps of Francis Marion National Forest.
Beyond tackle and apparel—some of which comes from their own "Redfish" line of t-shirts, trucker hats, ball caps, visors, and jackets—The Charleston Angler offers fly-fishing and light-tackle charters and runs an in-house embroidery boutique. The staff also posts tips, insights, fish haikus, and fishing reports on its Reel Blog and encourages customers to share their fish stories.
All Seasons True Value supplies shoppers with the hardware and supplies necessary to complete almost any home-improvement project. Customers can pick up power tools, paint, electrical supplies, and more in order to spruce up the kitchen, organize the bathroom, or clear the patio of feral badgers.