Monday, December 08, 2008
An Adirondack Landmark is Sold
The Old Forge Hardware, a local landmark for over one hundred years in Old Forge, has been sold. The imposing building and its annexes has been a major fixture in the Old Forge and Adirondack communities for my entire life, and much longer than that. It is a family business owned by Linda and Sarah Cohen and was recently sold to Terry and Erica Wilcox Murray. This weekend, I walked through the rambling, worn and charming space with its collections and creaking floors. I was the only customer there; the painfully cold wind whipped outside. The town seemed empty. The Cohens will stay on and work with the new owners for now. We wish Terry and Erica the best as they take on this new and big challenge -- to preserve a real Adirondack landmark and to keep it going in the spirit in which it has been run all these many years.