Walnut True Value Hardware is closing its doors after 14 years in the city of Walnut. Owner, Stuart Tielens said that the current economic conditions prevailing in the country, and here in California in particular, are factors.
He also said that there are other factors specific to his business, such as the recently opened Home Depot in nearby West Covina that make it harder to survive. He also expressed some other issues that also contribute to closing the business.
Tielens said that he has great appreciation for his customers over the years, and has enjoyed the help and services he has been able to offer. He said that his participation in the Chamber of Commerce, the Walnut Economic Development Commission he was appointed to, the Walnut city employees and charity organizations he has been
able to contributed to, have made things very memorable.
He has no regrets and only holds fond memories for the business. Asked what he is going to do with a fully stocked hardware store, he said starting Saturday Feb. 4, he was going to have a giant liquidate sale. Almost everything with a few exceptions like
Propane cylinder exchanges and window screening, will be 30% off.