Best Hardware Stores In Detroit

December 9, 2011 9:26 AM

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There’s something about visiting your local hardware store that you don’t get from the big box places. For one thing, you’re stimulating the local economy, but they tend to offer better and more knowledgeable service, not to mention somebody to chat up about your latest project.
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Busy Bee Hardware

1401 Gratiot
Detroit, MI 48207-2722
(313) 567-0785

Busy Bee Hardware is a mom and pop store near the Eastern Market. The place is full of history, literally. Rumor has it a rope-operated elevator leads to the bottom of a maze-like underground tunnel that the infamous Purple Gang used. This has not been confirmed but it is a fact that you’ll find some interesting treasures at Busy Bee Hardware.

Durst Lumber & Ace Hardware

2450 11 Mile Rd.
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 542-2010

Durst Lumber & Ace Hardware is a convenient hardware and lumber store with friendly, helpful employees. Their lumber is stored separately in an outbuilding making it easy to load in your vehicle. They also have a real taxidermied polar bear in a plexi-glass cube in their vestibule. Yes, you read that right.

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Public Lumber Company

1001 East 7 Mile Rd.
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 891-7125

Public Lumber is more of a specialty wood, molding and flooring store than a hardware store. Woodworker’s will die and go to heaven walking through their balcony with stacks of rare and foreign wood. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to answer your questions.

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Macomb County Habitat For Humanity ReStore

130 N Groesbeck Highway
Mount Clemens, MI 48403
(586) 263-1540

Habitat For Humanity ReStores offer gently used hardware, appliances and odds and ends. They have multiple locations through out Michigan. At a Habitat For Humanity ReStore you’ll find everything from doors, toilets, lighting fixtures, electrical outlets, vents, radiators, sinks and tools. A thrifty homeowner can repair, restore or redesign their home while saving money and supporting a great charity.

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Tractor Supply Company

66030 Van Dyke Rd.
Washington, MI 48095
(586) 752-5781

You don’t have to be a farmer to find something useful at the Tractor Supply Company. There prices are amazing. You’ll spend a fraction of what you would at a big box hardware store. There is everything from gardening tools to welding supplies and birdhouses to chainsaws. Overalls are not required.

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  • Eric Podzorski

    Really no Frentz and Sons? They are an icon in the northern suburbs. If you need a part to fix something in your house, odds are they’ll have it.

    • T. J. B.

      West side best is Dukes !

  • Neil Allen

    Agree with T.J.B. As a retired purchasing Dir. I used both Dukes and Busy Bee.

  • Mark McMackin

    Agree with Eric – Frentz and sons is the place – esp if you have an older home – they have hardware you can’t find anywhere else.

  • Lise Raev

    Great info! Question: I’m looking to finally set up a grill on my patio. Does anyone know where I can find the best grill and grill utensils? It’s just not home until you have a barbecue, you know?

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