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July 1, 2013

Big turnout for Heuser Hardware’s 90th anniversary

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JEFFERSONVILLE —

In the spirt of Heuser Hardware’s unique community atmosphere, Mohr said after reminiscing with Rogers the two decided to plan a neighborhood reunion. 

She said her visit to the hardware store reminded her of the “good, clean fun” kids used to have.

Mohr said for her that meant attaching Donald Duck juice cans on the back of homemade push carts that neighborhood kids would zip up and down the streets of downtown Jeffersonville.

“That is just how we played, and we played a lot,” Mohr said.

She said so many people came to the anniversary because when you come into Heuser Hardware, you get treated like family.

“This is so neat to be able to come in here, especially [as] a woman, and have people tell you exactly what you need,” she said.

While Mohr came to the anniversary to rekindle an old friendship, Dave Coomer, an owner of Ann’s By The River restaurant, walked out the back door with a recent purchase.

“At the restaurant we had electric, plumbing and lighting problems today, so I came to get some plumbing parts,” Coomer said.

He said he gives Heuser Hardware as much business as possible because “it’s local, they’re good people and I hate going into Home Depot or any of those big places.”

Coomer can relate to having a long-standing business in downtown Jeffersonville, as his restaurant is now in it’s 24th year, but said it is just amazing that Heuser Hardware is celebrating 90 years of business. 

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