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The traditional hardware store of Dunsmuir - California's historic railroad town. Founded by the town’s first mayor, Alexander Levy, our store began in 1894 as a mercantile or general store across from the busy railroad yard.   As the town grew, the business moved to the main business district which was then Highway 99.   Today our home is the 1916 Brick Garage building which originally housed a Buick and Chevrolet dealer. The high tin ceiling, natural wood floor, old-time stock shelves, antique displays, historic photos, and the heat from the old wood stove are a contrast with our up to date modern inventory.  Name changes over the years have been from Levy’s Mercantile to Eherenman’s    Mercantile,  L&L Hardware, and Plumbing,  and finally – in  1975 – Dunsmuir Hardware.  Our storefront design reflects the town’s railroad heritage, the Sacramento River canyon and its wildlife, and over 120 years of continuous operation. The 50ft wide mural has become a landmark in the town.

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Mon - Sat : 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sun: 10am - 4pm

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This blog is intended to be a running commentary on operating a century-old small-town hardware store, which is now for sale. We want you to get to know this beautiful town too.
So, if you're looking for that hard to find DIY project item or maybe a business opportunity? Dunsmuir Hardware is the place to go...If you can't find what you're looking for, we will do our best to order it...or if you're looking for a lifestyle change and business opportunity, we have that for sale too.
The present owners have operated the store for over 40 years and are ready to pass it on to a new owner who appreciates how special it is. Want to learn more about this amazing business opportunity?
We’re open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Saturday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays. Come and see us we’re at 5836 Dunsmuir Avenue Dunsmuir, California, or call (530)235-4539.

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5836 Dunsmuir Avenue Dunsmuir, California 96025

(530) 235-4539

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