Content about Laura Fleeger-Koenig

March 2, 2012

The comment board on the Toledo Blade newspaper’s website takes a simple story of a closing hardware store — Fleeger’s PRO Hardware — and turns it into a tragedy and a mystery.

Tragic because of the loss of another business in downtown Toledo. Fewer jobs for fewer Americans. A way of life eroded. Mysterious because — well, who was to blame, really?

February 20, 2012

 

A posting on a message board of the Toledo Blade on the closing of Fleeger's PRO Hardware reflected the challenges facing a small business in a down economy. It also shows one employee's passion for the business.

The employee's comment on his experience at Fleeger's PRO Hardware appeared in a long stream of comments regarding the closing of the store. Here is the note in its entirety: