The corner of Spring Garden Street and Holliday Drive is awfully quiet these days. Gone are the Red Wing Shoes, the shoe polish in every color imaginable, the key cutting machine, the aluminum tubs, the sleds, and the red wagons. Oh yes, since 1956 sleds and red wagons lined the sidewalk. Radio flyers in every size; traditional and round sleds. Even more absent are the great conversations and personal service by the Crum/Holliday family. Truly, Holliday's Hardware House was the "Cheers" Bar of home repair. All that is left of the once thriving mom-and-pop hardware store is the signage, including the family's name on the dead-end street marker.
The good news is that, by early March, Adelaide's Corner Cottage, currently located just east of UNCG, will slide down Spring Garden Street and relocate here. Adelaide is one of the nicest proprietors you will ever meet, in her less-than-a-year in business, she has amassed a wealth of loyal customers. Adelaide has an eye for the artsy, cottage-y, chic collectibles and manages to sell them at a reasonable price. If you have to lose one family business, it is nice to know that it is being replaced by another.
We're sharing this shot of the wire, sign, and cloud-filled sky with the Sky Watch Friday Crowd!