Hardware Retailing Magazine - Featuring Joe Franquinha

Right before the busy holiday season, I left for a trip to meet with fellow business owners and industry professionals at the NRHA State of Independence Conference in Chicago.

Since Crest Hardware has been a staple in Williamsburg and continues to grow throughout our 50+ years in business, I was invited to give a presentation highlighting the strengths that have allowed us to serve the community for so many years. It was truly a wonderful experience being able to share our philosophy with others within our industry.

I believe that we have built something special through service, community and the loyalty & trust we’ve been able to develop with our customers.

Thanks to everyone who came to the conference and NRHA for inviting me to speak.

Here’s a short write-up from this months Hardware Retailing Magazine featuring a shot from my presentation:

Cover of Hardware Retailing

Cover of Hardware Retailing


Crest Hardware Featured on Passerbuys!

This past week we were visited by our friends at Passerbuys! 

Passerbuys is a shoppable lifestyle blog woven together by the lifestyles of diverse and inspiring women, the 'Passerguides', which include their recommendations on shopping, fashion, and interesting places to check out.

Crest Hardware was recommended by a few inspiring ladies in the NYC area, so Passerbuys decided to swing by and check out what all the fuss was about! 

You can check out the full feature HERE!

Photos courtesy of Passerbuys.com

Crest Deliveries in Full-Effect!

We finally have our very own fully-decorated Crest Hardware delivery van, featuring our famous Key Guy mascot!
Now you can shop at Crest and not have to worry about carrying heavy or over-sized items home or on the train. 
Check out our delivery page HERE to see our covered zones and pricing.

crest hardware store delivery van

Secret Stash

If for some reason you need to hide your liquor, then this book is for you!

It's entitled 'Chemistry 101: Liquor', but it only contains one page.. the rest of the space it taken by a stainless steel flask of which you can fill with your favorite beverage. 

You can also just take the flask with you and hide other valuables inside the book's secret compartment. 

Peep the engraving.. the isotopic formula for ethanol :)

Peep the engraving.. the isotopic formula for ethanol :)

Another fine product by Kikkerland available at Crest Hardware, NYC's #1 Hardware Store. 

All-Weather Notepads for Outdoors!

Rather not risk damaging your phone to write an address or phone number in the rain? Rite in the Rain offers notebooks and writing instruments for outdoor work and activities. 

These notepads can withstand being submerged and drenched in liquid, while still holding perfectly legible writings and notes. You can even use them directly in the rain... They're 100% waterproof!

Personally, I use these awesome little notepads for tracking my sites during backpacking trips in the Catskills. Many times I've been caught in horrible storms and needed to jot down my distance or name of the next destination without taking out my phone and risking the damage. 
It's always a good idea to carry a small pen and paper with you when you venture outdoors, so better to have ones that are built to
last!
 

Art Show Recap!

Over the weekend we had the pleasure to host the opening of "The Hardware: An Installation of Paintings By Rachel Lussier".

The show will be on display until March 4th at Crest Hardware.

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to enjoy the show! We had a great time with you all!

The Hardware: An Installation of Paintings by Rachel Lussier

The Hardware: An Installation of Paintings by Rachel Lussier
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4th, 2017, 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center 558 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

rachel lussier art


Crest (True Value) Hardware & Urban Garden Center is pleased to host an installation of paintings uniquely suited towards its trade.

The artist, Rachel Lussier, explores the age-old relationship between man and tools with her series of nearly 100 paintings of everyday useful objects designed for the hand. Lussier celebrates hardware stores as a place of intention, industry and community. She drew her inspiration from Lakeview (True Value) Hardware in Battle Creek, MI where the series was painted largely from life and on location.

Lussier, who currently resides in Connecticut, earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design (Communication Design) and has studied extensively at The National Academy of Design, The Art Students League, The New York Academy and The New York Studio School. Lussier worked in the field of graphic design for many years including as Senior Art Director for Sotheby’s before committing herself fully to making fine art. Lussier has exhibited in New York City, Colorado, Connecticut and Michigan.

Crest (True Value) Hardware & Urban Garden Center will host the collection from February 4th – March 4th before the series moves on to other exhibition venues on the East Coast.

Crest Arts works extensively with the community to support local artists and craftsmen by hosting events and providing platforms for artists to showcase their work.

For more information about the exhibit or Crest (True Value) Hardware & Garden Center visit www.cresthardwarenyc.com or call 718.388.9521. For additional information about Rachel Lussier visit www.rachellussierart.com.

Bond Street Interview w/ Joe Franquinha

Thank you to Bond Street for the article and interview with Crest Hardware Owner, Joseph Franquinha. 
It's a great read for interesting tidbits on the history of Crest and how the business has changed throughout the years. 
Hope you enjoy!

https://bondstreet.com/blog/crest-hardware-interview/

Photo Courtesy of Bond Street

Photo Courtesy of Bond Street

Stocking Stuffers!

We just received our shipment of awesome stocking stuffers and unique gifts from Kikkerland and Gift Sets from Stanley. Stop by Crest for a variety of gifts in all shapes and sizes!