O’Hara Hardware to Close


After over eight decades in business, a local hardware store will be closing its doors for good in the near future.

In a Tuesday Facebook post, Mike O’Hara of O’Hara Hardware on 500 West Main Street in Ottumwa announced the store will be closing later this year.

“It has been our privilege to serve the people of Ottumwa and southeast Iowa for the past 83 years. We have made the difficult decision that the time has come to retire and close our doors. This is a bittersweet time for us as we make the transition to slow down a bit, spend time with family, and focus on our retirement. Thank you to all our friends and customers for your loyal patronage and support over the last 83 years.”

The store says the public should be on the lookout for closing sale dates.

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