|390 Thurston Rd, Rochester, NY 14619|
Hunt's was founded in 1914 by Isaac Hunt. It has always been on Thurston Road and run by the Hunt family. Alas, they closed in July 2015, citing a steady loss of sales over the preceding five years. This was attributed to the expanded hardware section of a nearby Wal-Mart.
There was an interested buyer, but this fell through due to lack of investors.
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2011-04-26 08:49:31 Hunts is a great local business and one of the anchors of the 19th Ward Community. I stopped by this morning to return an electrical fixture that had stopped working: instead of just replacing it, one of the Hunts took it apart, replaced the faulty component with a higher-quality one, and handed it back to me. On other visits, they've offered to look for obscure parts in their suppliers' catalogs, and been generally helpful and very knowledgeable.
I make a point of patronizing Hunts because they have a long history of community involvement, and have resisted the temptation to flee to a cheaper suburban location. There is off-street parking in the rear of the building, off of Anthony Street. —mcxl
2015-07-03 21:32:36 God, how I despise Wal-Mart. —EileenF