Family owned and operated with pride.
OUR NEW STORE IS NOW OPEN
One of Catalina Island’s oldest businesses, Chet’s Hardware, has moved into its new location on Catalina Avenue.
“We’re excited to be able to offer a new and updated space,” Chet’s Hardware co-owner Mike Cassidy said. “I think our customers will really enjoy the new building.”
The new location, which most recently housed Vons Express, offers the same square footage as the original store, which was opened in the Atwater Arcade in 1962. Edward and Patricia Cassidy purchased the business 15 years later and operated it until it was purchased by their son Mike, who has run it with his wife Cinde for the last nine years.
Cinde MacGugan-Cassidy said the new location offers several opportunities that they did not have at the existing location, including a garden center. “We’ve just opened our nursery,” she said. “In addition to traditional garden plants and décor, we’ll be consulting with the Catalina Island Conservancy to offer an extensive selection of native plants.”
What hasn't changed is the company’s dedication to serving its customers with a diverse array of hardware supplies, housewares, home décor and paint. “We pride ourselves on providing a great selection and having what our customers need, whether they are a contractor, a do-it-yourselfer or someone looking for a gift,” she said. Chet’s also offers a number of supplies for the island’s many boaters.