El Cerrito Orchard Supply Hardware store will close


Orchard Supply Hardware sent an email announcement to local customers today announcing that its El Cerrito location will be closing, a casualty of the company’s bankruptcy in June and subsequent sale to home improvement giant Lowe’s.
Lowe’s in June agreed to buy 60 of Orchard’s 91 locations and Orchard said at the time that the remaining locations would likely close. Orchard was founded in the Bay Area and has 20 stores here.
This week’s anncouncement, above, directs customers to the Orchard locations in Berkeley, Pinole and Moraga.
The location of the El Cerrito store on Eastshore Highway is one of the few sites fully in the city that has freeway frontage, but retailers have come and gone over the years, including Pay ‘n’ Pak discount hardware and home goods, and a discount furniture store.
The closure shouldn’t leave shoppers searching for a source of hardware and home improvement supplies. The south end of town has the large Pastime ACE Hardware store and the north end has The Home Depot, located partly in El Cerrito and partly in Richmond.

Chris Treadway

  • I’m really sorry to hear this, as my husband and I shop there often. We will miss them.