Bloomington Hardware Store Keeps Busy During Winter Storm

A hardware store in Monroe County saw plenty of business in the wake of the winter blizzard.

The blizzard that brought more than 10 inches to many parts of the state Wednesday forced residents to local hardware stores to stock up on much needed supplies.

Bloomington Hardware had a “We’re Open” sign in front of the store to let people know they were open for business. Dustin Bowman and his daughter took advantage of the store’s opening. They were snowed in to their house and had to purchase a shovel so they could clear a path in their driveway.

“There’s a lot of snow on the ground, all the way down our front walk and all the way down our driveway,” Bowman says. “We just kind of high stepped our way out.”

Bloomington Hardware Owner Vickie Temple Davison says she has had several maintenance workers and residential customers purchase supplies on Wednesday. One of the main products sold is lubricant to keep moisture from getting into car and house locks.

“As far as the customers that have been coming in, I’ve had people buying, batteries, flashlights, buying lock deicer because this is a really wet snow,” she says.

Thursday temperatures are expected to be in the lower 20s.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

View all posts by this author »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search News

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

Follow us on Twitter

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Recent Business & Economy Stories

Recent Videos

Find Us on Facebook