Millbank Metro Business of the Month - Lotsa Value Hardware
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Written by Millbank Daily-Weekly   
Saturday, 12 May 2012 19:13

Harvey Lotsa opened the original Lotsa Value Hardware Store in the summer of 1951, just as Millbank was adding suburban neighborhoods to the original downtown.  Mr. Lotsa was known for being able to identify and find every conceivable piece of hardware or tool known to man.  These days, his grandson Jeffrey runs the place, but little has changed.

“Millbank has lots of older houses, built during the post-war sofa boom.  Folks are always bringing me little bits and bolts and asking me where they can get replacements.  Well, I can always scare up something from the back, most of the time in its original packaging,” says Jeffrey Lotsa, 43.  It is this selection and commitment to customer service that has made Lotsa Value a Millbank institution.  One might even surmise that the town would be falling down without it.

 

No one outside of the Lotsa family’s employ has ever seen the fabled “back room”, but Lotsa Value Hardware Store has a few other features sure to keep Millbank customers coming back for more.  Customers can buy hot, buttery popcorn or icy cold sodas, rent DVDs and even ask the sales associates for home repair advice.  “We sell hardware, but we are so much more than that!” declares seasoned cashier Becca Madsen, 17.  “We have, like, old guys, who, like know everything.  It’s a little creepy.”

 

Lotsa Value Hardware, open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m Monday through Saturday and 12 noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays, is located on the corner of Chesterfield St. and 9th Ave.

 

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