Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:24

Article Neglected Serotta Family

I was amazed, and so disappointed that you never mentioned the Serotta family in your article “Farmer’s Hardware: New Brunch Hall to Honor City History.”

Bernie Serotta owned the Farmers Hardware for many years. It was an iconic place for the community, full of beautiful art as well as the usual hardware. Then his son, Ben Serotta, maker of world-class bicycles had his first shop in the rear storehouse facing Maple Avenue.

And Mabbett’s next door, later a part of the hardware store. That place was an integral part of Broadway life for even longer.

You would no doubt be able to find the exact dates that Bernie owned the store, and Ben launched his bike business.

Again, I am very sad at this oversight, since the Farmers Hardware, to me, will always be “Bernie’s store,” a very “historic” part of Broadway.

And who was “Farmer”? 

Betty Gallagher

Wilton

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