Business briefs – June 30

Hardware store to fill space of closing business

NEW PALESTINE — One local hardware store will close, while another will take its location.Owners of the Do It Best Store, 4083 S Arbor Lane, New Palestine, have decided to retire — meanwhile, New Palestine Hardware, 50 W. Main St., will move to the larger location, Do It Best owner Clark Hagerman said.

The switch is a good thing for the New Palestine area, he said.

“We have had 15 years of great relationships with the community around here. We’re retiring,” he said. “I’m thrilled to death.”

New Palestine Hardware has offered jobs to everyone currently employed by the Do It Best store, and the new location will open July 1, said New Palestine Hardware owner Rob Walker.

The Arbor Lane location is three times larger than New Palestine Hardware’s current location, at 12,000 feet, Walker said. The larger location will allow for expansion in the lawn and garden, lumber, and nuts and bolts departments, he said.

It’s a great feeling to expand the business, Walker said — he’s been working there since he was 16 years old.

The 50 W. Main St. location will become an antique mall, slated to open Sept. 1; applications for spaces will be available July 1 at the store website,

Long’s Mattress ninth store to open next month

GREENFIELD — A furniture store plans its ninth location to open July 1 in Greenfield. Long’s Mattress will be 176 E. New Road, Greenfield.This new store will specialize in Bowles mattresses, said owner Doug Petroskey.

“We are very excited to be able to expand our Bowles product offering to the Greenfield area,” he said. “We have wanted to expand in to the Greenfield market for a while now, but could never land the right location. When this location became available, it had everything we were looking for. We are anxious to open the doors and bring our high quality products and services to this area.”

In addition to Bowles mattresses, the store will carry bedroom furniture and will feature an outlet section devoted to floor models with their full manufacturer warranties. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, visit or call the Greenfield store at 317-467-6580 or main office at 317-738-3302.

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