Kings Park Hardware Company will fill the empty storefront once occupied by Blockbuster Video in Tanzi Plaza.
The store, which is slated to open mid to end of May will sell plumbing, electrical, hardware and seasonal supplies.
Tony Tanzi, owner and operator of Indian Head Contracting, is one of three co-owners of the new store.
The store is part of Do It Best, a cooperative chain of hardware stores that pool their buying power in order to pass on savings to consumers. It is something that Tanzi believes will be important to compete with the big box stores.
“We are emphasizing customer service,” says Tanzi. “We don’t have self-check out. We want to be the local hardware store that people come to for service. We want to provide service and low prices,” said Tanzi.
Management is not in place yet but Tanzi says he expects to start hiring next week. Applicants who are interested can stop by the store to fill out an application.