Briggs Hardware in Raleigh to close after 150 years

Briggs Hardware, a staple in Raleigh will close its doors Friday after being in business for 150 years.


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Briggs Hardware, a staple in Raleigh will close its doors Friday after being in business for 150 years.

The store, which is located on Atlantic Avenue, is closing due to the lagging economy, the owners said.

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Briggs has been around since the reconstruction era of the Civil War and has helped families get whatever they needed, from hammers to cabinet handles.

“Generations have stood by our side through hurricanes, wars, the Depression and much more. It’s been our privilege to serve such a wonderful community,” said owner Evelyn Briggs Scruggs Murray in a statement. “You have given us generations of memories, both good and bad, that have allowed us to become all that God wants of the Briggs-Scruggs family.”

The store will close Friday, July 10. The owners say the will open up a new shop in downtown Raleigh in September.

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