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2000 Best Hardware Store, Suburban

Harvey’s Hardware Company

The question is not what they have for sale at Needham’s trusted Harvey’s; it’s what they don’t have on the shelves. More of an “everything” store in the old-fashioned sense of what a hardware store should be, Harvey’ stocks an astonishing assortment of home wares, from gas grills to bread briskers. Of course, the usual screwdrivers and hammers are on display too. Prices aren’t the lowest, but the service has a sense of humor and the kids get lollipops—it’s that kind of place.

1004 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, 781-444-4515,