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The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate the grand re-opening of Gibbs True Value Hardware with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 16.

The purpose of the occasion was to recognize new business owners, Mike and Suzie McClure, and celebrate their new adventure.

Gibbs Hardware has been a cornerstone in downtown Old Fort since 1963, when Butch Gibbs’ father originally opened the business. In 1969, the business moved to its current location on Main Street.

For 55 years, former owner Butch Gibbs has been an integral part of the business. When Butch decided to retire it only made sense that Mike McClure take over.

“There comes a time when a man has to step down.” said Gibbs.

Mike has worked alongside Butch for 28 years.

“I feel very good leaving it in his hands,” said Gibbs.

So, if you're looking for that special or everyday item to fix up your home, office, or yard, Gibbs True Value Hardware is a place you will want to shop. They are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Old Fort.

Location: 66 E Main St., Old Fort. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, Saturday.

For more information, call 668-4249 or visit -

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