McGuckin Hardware to Celebrate 60th Anniversary in Boulder


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Boulder, CO –September 4th, 2015—McGuckin Hardware, a celebrated community institution in Colorado, will celebrate six decades of business in Boulder with an anniversary sale starting Wednesday, September 9th, and going through Sunday, September 13th.

Taking the place of the annual fall tent sale, the anniversary event continues to feature many exclusive deals of up to 70 percent off retail pricing. Also in tent sale tradition, most merchandise inside the store will be discounted 10 percent.

McGuckin will provide free giveaways for early shoppers during every day of the sale, along with prize drawings that give customers the chance to win bigger ticket items.

The Saturday of the sale, September 12th, will feature a book signing for “Behind the Green Vest,” a new book about McGuckin Hardware and its Boulder upbringing, written by local freelancer and author Clay Bonnyman Evans.  Evans, along with owners Dave and Dee Hight, will be on hand to sign copies of the book.

The sale is a celebration of what Evans calls 60 years of ethical business practices, “putting the customers’ needs first, paying employees well and supporting the larger community.”  It is also a ‘thank you’ to loyal customers that supported the store over the years.

“Dad’s dream was always to own a small store in a small town,” said President Barry Hight of his father Dave. “Well, this town grew bigger, and so did the store. More than he ever thought it would.”

In honor of the McGuckin Hardware’s founding decade, many Green Vests working on Saturday will be dressed up in sock hop costumes. 1950s era music will also be playing in the background, with a special visit in the center of the store from Commodore McGuckin- a green 1955 Chevy pickup and the store’s unofficial mascot.

McGuckin Hardware will feature daily food tastings and vendor demos during the peak hours of each day of the sale. Free popcorn will be popping throughout.

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About McGuckin Hardware

McGuckin Hardware is an independent, family-owned hardware store in Boulder, Colorado, employing an average of 250 people and stocking nearly 200,000 items in 18 departments. The store, founded in 1955, is based on product selection and customer service, and is known to be friendly to leashed dogs, DIY projects, entrepreneurs and the emerging Maker culture. It is referred to as the largest independent hardware store in the United States.