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Ritner Hardware – South Philly Fixture Since 1946!

Posted on: April 5, 2017


  • address: 1641 W Ritner St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
  • phone: (215) 334-4927
  • note: Closed Sundays

Mod B recently visited South Philly, and found a little neighborhood on Ritner Street a few blocks off of Broad Street that is an absolute treasure she’s excited to share with you. 

First stop: Ritner Hardware –  a “fixer-upper’s fixture” for 70+ years!

Ritner Hardware Store South Philly Philadelphia PA - Retro Roadmap

Opened originally by Tony and Anna Lauriello in 1946, since 1975 it has been in the Frumento family. Patriarch Tony and his son Anthony will greet you with a friendly hello as soon as you enter this small corner shop.

Ritner Hardware Store South Philly Philadelphia PA - Retro Roadmap

While the shop is small on the inside, they’re big in what they offer – most notably friendly and helpful service, and so many things those big box stores don’t bother to carry.

Ritner Hardware Store South Philly Philadelphia PA - Retro Roadmap

Percolator tops, contact paper, doorbells, kitchen gadgets, hardware and more, displayed from ceiling to well-worn floor. They also replace windows, screens, fix lamps, and if they don’t do it they know someone who does!

Ritner Hardware Store South Philly Philadelphia PA - Retro Roadmap

I’m sure you’ll find something here you forgot you needed, and if all else fails, you can always get a replacement house key cut, like Mod B did.

Ritner Hardware Store South Philly Philadelphia PA - Retro Roadmap

Even though this is kind of a  “locals” place, both of the “Tonys” make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door, making you want to come back again – I know I am planning on it. It’s nice to feel like a welcomed neighbor, even when you live miles away!

Ritner Hardware Store South Philly Philadelphia PA - Retro Roadmap

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