Now that it’s winter and your family is no longer starring in its own sitcom, you’ll need to follow through on your New Year’s resolution to build a fourth wall for your house. Today’s Groupon gets you $20 toward anything your home project requires at 10th Street Hardware for $10. The Center City handymen and women at 10th Street can help you pick the perfect painting supplies, tools, home and garden supplies, electrical equipment, and plumbing parts for your life-sized Statue of Liberty barbecue pit. City Paper readers named 10th Street Best Hardware Store in 2007.
Every home, apartment, yurt, or corrugated hurdy-gurdy requires a little maintenance and upkeep with quality tools, bolts, and two-by-four particleboards. If you’re thinking of repainting the room where the alien exploded, 10th Street will match the exact shade of neon green with Valspar paints and finishes (try a half-pint trial for $4.99 so you don’t get stuck with a whole gallon of the wrong color). Pick up some professional painters’ brushes to go with it, or buy a saw, drill, dremel, or nail gun and add a few wacky mishaps to a dull New Year’s Party. If your castle keep is already siege-proof and spotless, keep it that way with 10th Street’s huge selection of cleaning products.
Along with stocking vital homestuffs, 10th Street Hardware can also re-key locks and cut glass for window replacements. Everyone gets one Groupon, but you can always buy extras for neighbors and then borrow their new tools indefinitely.
In 2007, City Paper readers selected 10th St. Hardware as Best Hardware Store for the City Paper Choice Awards. Yelpers give the store 4.5 stars, and most Google reviewers give it five, praising the staff's cordiality:
- ...this place has everything you want, from A/C filters to key rings. They are open from 8 to 8, so they're there when you want them...when my bike was stuck to a tree with an un-openable lock they actually loaned me a pair of bolt cutters. A store that loaned me something they could have sold me! It blew me away. This is absolutely the only hardware store in Center City that I will ever need. – groovyjew, Google
- I called the store at 8pm (when they close) and they actually stayed open late for us. We ran over, and they were waiting for us. They were very friendly and very helpful, even after hours. Highly recommended!!! – stuff, Google