Best of Philly 2009: Hardware store
Joseph Finkle & Sons
7 Coryell Street
Lambertville, New Jersey 08530
This throwback deems itself “The World’s Most Unusual Hardware Store,” and it may actually live up to the claim. Stocked floor-to-ceiling with pretty much everything related to plumbing, electrical work, painting or tools — including all those impossible-to-find products — the family-owned Lambertville emporium (80 years and counting) boasts folks who’ll walk you through whatever you need for any home project — in a setting oozing with authentic general-store charm. Try finding that at Lowe’s or Home Depot.