Garden Hardware on Eighth Avenue by West 48th Street was founded in 1955 and specialized in general and industrial #hardware as well as restaurant supplies and theatrical hardware. We were fond of its colorful #signage. We interviewed the owner Bob Orgel who told us that his "grandfather opened the hardware store to serve the area's many restaurants and theaters. We often sold rigging and lighting to many of the Broadway theaters." Sadly the business closed in 2006.