Best Local Hardware Store

Breed & Co.

The success of this local treasure in a big-box world, opened in 1970 by Truman and Ann Breed, may be its butch/femme appeal. Go to one side of the store for door hinges and bulldog hooks, then meet your companion on the other side to approve selections of Jay Strongwater and crystal stemware. Tip: Try browsing the nursery while munching on fine, dark chocolate.

Breed & Co.
718 W. 29th, 512/474-6679
3663 Bee Caves Rd., 512/328-3960
www.breedandco.com

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