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Downtown Pleasanton to have a hardware store again.

Original post made on Apr 5, 2013

Fred Nichandros, who owns Workbench Hardware in Valley Plaza at Santa Rita Road and Valley Avenue, signed a long-term lease Monday to take over the 11,000-square-foot former Domus kitchen and home accessories store at 652 Main St.

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Posted by Fred Nichandros, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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Posted by downtown shopper, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Fred -- I had heard the rumor several months ago and cannot tell you how THRILLED I am to have you downtown! I already do all of my hardware store shopping at your store and now I will be able to walk there. Faster, faster, we need you!

Posted by Dave, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm

What great news! We have been very concerned that the Pleasanton downtown was slowly losing business, as many storefronts and lots were empty. We definitely will support the downtown hardware.
Thanks Fred, for taking the "plunge".

Posted by Steve, a resident of Parkside
on Apr 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Really good news! Thanks, Fred. I look forward to shopping at your newest location. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Great Business, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2013 at 9:16 am

Have been a long-time customer at the store at Valley/Santa Rita. Like knowing I don't need a GPS or map to find a few items I need. The employees all treat the store like an owner would so Fred should be proud he has hired good people.

Posted by Lisa, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:31 am

Best hardware store around, hands down. Thank you for helping keep our downtown moving. I will be sure to visit anytime I need anything.

Congratulation and all the best in your new location.

Posted by Seymour Butts, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 8, 2013 at 8:42 am

Fantastic. What a great addition to downtown, and what a great business going into the old Domus site. Also great that they are going to be carrying some of the goods carried by Domus. Its also nice to see something besides a restaurant or a bank going into downtown.

Posted by Joe Crosslin, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:37 am

Good Luck to Fred with the new store.