Maryland hardware store to close after half a century

Mays Hardware in Frederick, Md., will be closing its doors after 50 years in business, according to the News-Post, a local newspaper.

Owner Karl Zimmerman, who bought the store a decade ago, cited big-box competition as the reason he’s going out of business, the article said.

Mays was known not only for core hardware department but also for carrying hard-to-find items for historic or older homes. The store originated in 1958 at the Frederick Shopping Center and was moved to a different location when it was purchased by Zimmerman.

The 4,800-square-foot store has 10 employees. Zimmerman said he hasn't set a specific date for closing the doors, according to the article.