Historic Raleigh hardware store closing its doors

Posted April 28, 2015

— Briggs Hardware in Raleigh has been around for 150 years. At four stories tall, the building was Raleigh’s first skyscraper. It was also home to the city’s first cash register. But now the historic business is closing.


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  • Donald Holder Apr 29, 2015
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    It was a skyscraper when it was built.

  • Chris Vet Apr 29, 2015
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    4 stories is not a sky scraper. Not even close

  • Andrew Sugg Apr 29, 2015
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    Always sorry to see a small locally owned business close, particularly a hardware store in this era of the big box. Briggs carried some things that were difficult to find in other places without going online. I will say that perhaps business could have been stronger if customer service had been more of a priority there. Of the handful of times I went there over the past 18 or so years, I had to beg someone to help me. And even then, it was as if my request was an inconvenience. Burke Bros doesn't have some of the old house parts that Briggs did, but they certainly understand personalized customer service. It is a pleasure shop there.