Longtime Grand Street Hardware Store ‘Good Locksmith’ is Moving [Updated]

Posted on: December 2nd, 2016 at 9:34 am by
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Good Locksmith, the reliable mom-and-pop hardware shop located at 317 Grand Street, is reportedly moving next door. They’ve been on the Lower East Side for more than a decade. A sign inside the store alerts customers, as do the bare shelves.

Update: a reader tells us, “I spoke to stephen who the grown son and main guy of GoodLock and he told me they were not going out of business. He said something about moving next door and renovation. This is a great lock smith store.”

In general, we’re losing our hardware stores; hemorhaging utilitarian shops that usually give way to fleeting galleries or nightlife. It might also mean the loss of the excellent Mr. T poster that’s graced the front window for as long as we can remember.

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As previously reported, the owner of 315 Grand Street (aka 66 Allen) and Bromley Caldari Architects will soon proceed in restoring the building to its original 1886 grandeur (e.g. replacing cast iron, swap unoriginal aluminum windows, remove fire escapes). As part of the restoration project, the architects are also changing the zoning to permit residential use on all five floors, plus the addition of a penthouse and elevator.

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