I was reminiscing with a friend a little this week about the anniversary of the West Quincy Levee break which is coming up. I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things.  The conversation shifted to the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.

I loved going there for the things I needed and I miss that it is not open today. If I needed a washer and a bolt I could get it without buying 20 of them in a prepackaged container. Plus, I miss the people that worked there. Of all the stores that are no longer in existence, I probably miss Merkels the most.

What store, now closed, would you like to see come back into business in the area? It should be interesting to see all the store names again. Let me know your favorite.

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